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Secure and Manage Our Borders

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The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation's air, land, and sea borders to prevent illegal activity while facilitating lawful travel and trade. The Department's border security and management efforts focus on three interrelated goals:

  1. Effectively secure U.S. air, land, and sea points of entry;
  2. Safeguard and streamline lawful trade and travel; and
  3. Disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal and terrorist organizations.

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Last Published Date: August 3, 2012
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