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Online games and tools for kids to learn how to be prepared for any emergency (FEMA)

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Ready is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

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Study in the States provides information for current and prospective international students, school officials, and the academic community.  Through the site, readers can connect with DHS through social media and receive the latest information on issues related to international student processes and policies.

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As directed by President Obama, the Pathways Program provides clear paths to Federal internships and potential careers in Government for students and recent graduates .

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"After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly."

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What Is Human Trafficking?

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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the release of FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcements for eight U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) preparedness grant programs totaling over $1.5 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in strengthening our nation’s ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies in support of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director James Dinkins, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Biometric Identity Management Deputy Director Shonnie Lyon address the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to prevent the exploitation of our non-immigrant visa system by terrorists and criminals.

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the creation of the Secretary’s Honors Program (SHP) Cyber Student Initiative – a new DHS program to engage exceptional community college students, including student veterans, in cybersecurity work at DHS. Local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations field offices will serve as training centers for selected cyber students to gain hands-on experience within the DHS cybersecurity professional community.

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