Center for Homeland Security and Immigration

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The America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for Homeland Security and Immigration is devoted to protecting the American people, American interests, and the American way of life. Our “America First” approach requires an immigration system that prioritizes border security and the value of citizenship, a strong and persistent counter-terrorism effort, resiliency of our critical physical and digital infrastructure, and agility in the face of ever-shifting foreign threats and influence.

As our world becomes more complex, so do the threats we face. Terrorism remains a global reality, and America’s ability to prevent attacks in the United States is only as strong as its weakest link at any given moment. America’s enemies no longer need to physically come to our shores to hurt us in the digital age. Threats that strike at the heart of our infrastructure—and, therefore, our civilization—can be achieved with the touch of a button from anywhere in the world. In some cases, these threats are sponsored or shielded by foreign governments; in some cases, they are foreign governments. While these threats are omnipresent, courageous leadership at all levels of government and society is essential for success and security.


  • Strengthen America’s border security and immigration policies
  • Support counterterrorism efforts
  • Create and maintain a strong physical and digital infrastructure
  • Defend against foreign influence

Chad Wolf joined Fox News Live

Protecting the Role of State and Local Law Enforcement in the Nation’s Collective Effort to Prevent Terrorism

Scott G. Erickson

In Biden’s World, Parents are the Threat

Questioning Kamala with Chad Wolf on OAN’s The Real Story

Putting Americans last: Biden’s immigration payout

Chad Wolf and Keith Kellogg

Biden’s Vaccine Tyranny Threatens National Security, Public Safety

John Zadrozny

Op-Ed: Biden’s Federal Bureau of Intimidation

John Zadrozny

VIDEO: Chad Wolf joined America Reports on Fox News with John Roberts

The Reality Behind the Biden Administration’s Talking Points

VIDEO: Chad Wolf joins Eric Bolling on Newsmax to discuss immigration and border security

Op-Ed: Democrats’ reconciliation amnesty push puts Americans last

John Zadrozny in The Washington Times

VIDEO: Chad Wolf joined America Reports on Fox

VIDEO: John Zadrozny joined OAN’s “The Real Story with Natalie Harp”

VIDEO: John Zadrozny joined American Agenda on Newsmax

VIDEO: Chad Wolf joined Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox’s “The Evening Edit”

Blog: House Oversight Republicans Demand Hearing on Border Security, COVID-19, and Title 42 Implementation

John A. Zadrozny

VIDEO: Chad Wolf joined American Agenda on Newsmax

Op-Ed: Texas Has A Sovereign Obligation To Protect Its Citizens With Border Enforcement

John A. Zadrozny in The Federalist

Op-Ed: As COVID-19 pandemic continues, Biden must maintain Title 42 at the southern border

John Zadrozny in The Washington Times

Blog: Report Shows Americans are Paying for the Southern Border Disaster in Display of Government Abuse

John A. Zadrozny and Emily Tubb

Blog: Trafficking and Oversight Issues with R-1 Visas

Emily Tubb

VIDEO: Chad Wolf joined Rob Schmitt on Newsmax

Op-Ed: Is Biden making terrorism great again?

John A. Zadrozny in The Washington Times

ICYMI: Chad Wolf joins Hallie Jackson Reports on MSNBC

Op-Ed: New York Sun: Squad’s Success in Moving Democrats on Israel Portends Trouble on Other Issues

Larry Kudlow

Former Acting Secretary Wolf joins “Your World” on Fox

VIDEO: John Zadrozny joins OANN’s Dan Ball

VIDEO: John Zadrozny joins Seb Gorka: America First

Op-Ed: Jerusalem Post: Ex-US Intel Chief to ‘Post’: Biden is Surrendering to Iran-Opinion

John Ratcliffe

The Honorable Chad Wolf Chair, Center For Homeland Security And Immigration

Chad F. Wolf is originally from Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Plano, Texas.  He serves as the Chair of AFPI’s Center for Homeland Security and Immigration. Prior to joining AFPI, Wolf served as the first Senate-confirmed Under Secretary for Policy and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During his time at DHS, he successfully navigated numerous global and domestic challenges to the nation’s security, including COVID-19, civil unrest, numerous border and immigration crises, historic natural disasters, and threats to global aviation security.  Wolf is a nationally recognized expert in counterterrorism, law enforcement, border security, immigration, emergency management, critical infrastructure, and economic security. Prior to his service at DHS, he spent over 10 years in the private sector helping clients manage risks and shaping policy outcomes on key legislative, regulatory, and commercial issues. During this time, Wolf focused on a range of issues, including homeland security, defense, and financial services, as well as corporate reputation and political branding.  Earlier in his career, Wolf worked on Capitol Hill. He has received the U.S. Secretary of Transportation 9/11 Medal, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Wolf earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Southern Methodist University and holds a Master Certificate in Government Contract Management from Villanova University. Wolf, along with his wife Hope, currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia, and keep busy most days with their two teenage sons.

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood ....”

Theodore Roosevelt

John A. Zadrozny Director, Center for Homeland Security and Immigration

John A. Zadrozny is originally from New York and serves as the Director of AFPI’s Center for Homeland Security and Immigration. Prior to joining AFPI, Zadrozny served in several roles in the Trump Administration, including most recently as Deputy Assistant to the President in the Office of the Senior Advisor for Policy. Prior to his service in the Trump Administration, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, which included service as counsel to both U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa of California. He also previously served in the George W. Bush Administration and as an Assistant District Attorney with the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office. Zadrozny has a Bachelor of Arts in History and graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, and has a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. He lives with his family in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

Winston Churchill

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