Leaders and members of the Jewish community should play a more active role in readiness and prevention of potential security threats on the homeland, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Wednesday.
“The risk is s real. The imminency of it, I don’t want to be an alarmist, but we must treat the imminency of it as real,” Mayorkas told leaders of the Orthodox Union of America at the closing event of its annual leadership mission to Washington, D.C. “Homeland security grant funds are critical to equip institutions to address these issues, but 20 million dollars does not cover the need throughout the country. It does require a community response and that means that we, all of you as leaders, must be leaders of the community in our security readiness and our security response protocols.”
Mayorkas urged the group of leaders to deliver a message to members of the community to “be active in the world of security.”