Creation of the DHS
Homeland Security Act passed on November 2002
9/11 was the beginning of America fighting back
Strengthening our border was the priority
Structure of the DHS
Several different agencies make up the entirety of the DHS
DHS has 22 different federal department agencies that work under it
Each structure has its own powers that aid in protecting America
Mission of the DHS
Mission of the DHS is to protect America
The act on terrorism never ends and it will remain an ongoing battle
The protection of America is top priority for the DHS
Goals of the DHS
The goal of the DHS is to protect the US from terrorism and terrorist attack
The DHS has been involved in different local and state government to protect from attacks
The DHS also protects in the event of natural disasters
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS is involved in the immigration services
Helping immigrants get through the US’s borders safely and legally
Strengthening the immigration system is the main priority of the USCIS
United States Customs and Border Protection
Ethos of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency:
We are the guardians of our Nation’s borders.
We are America’s frontline.
We safeguard the American homeland
at and beyond our borders.
We protect the American people against
terrorists and the instruments of terror.
We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States
while fostering our Nation’s economic security through
lawful international trade and travel.
We serve the American people with vigilance,
integrity, and professionalism.
United States Coast Guard
The Coast Guard’s main purpose is maintaining the US’s waterways
They help make sure illegal drugs aren’t coming into the country
They also make sure our borders are secure from terrorist attacks
Federal Emergency Management Agency
“A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”- FEMA
United States Secret Service
The Secret Service’s mission is to protect the higherup of the United States
The Secret Service is actively involved in protecting the President and Vice President as well as their families
They also protect former presidents and former vice presidents
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“U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve.” United States Coast Guard, www.gocoastguard.com/. Web. Accessed 9 Sept. 2017.
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