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Ever wonder how the Department of Homeland Security keeps our nation safe every day? Here's a sample of what we do to protect the American people, our homeland, and our values.

We are DHS. Every single day, the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values. By air, by land, by sea, or in cyberspace, more than 220,000 employees of DHS work every day to keep our nation safe.  DHS will...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Seize 981,586 lbs of narcotics, 518 human trafficking victims rescued/id'ed, 4,818 gang arrests, $97.6M worksite enforcement judicial fines, forfeitures and restitutions | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Naturalize 2,000 new U.S. citizens, grant 2,100 people permanent residence, asylum, and refugee status | Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers - Train 2,500 federal, state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement personnel.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - conduct 592 refusals of inadmissible persons at U.S. ports of entry, 851 apprehensions between U.S. ports of entry, 21 arrests of wanted criminals at U.S. ports of entry, identify 1,607 individuals with suspected national security concerns, seize 5,863 lbs of narcotics, $3.3M in products with intellectual property rights violations | U.S. Secret Service - provide Secret Service protection for an average of 38 protectees and foreign dignitaries, prevent circulation of $558,671 in counterfeit currency, prevent $15.31M in potential losses through financial crimes and cyber investigations | Federal Emergency Management Agency - provide $38.5M in federal assistance to state, local, and tribal governments, support local communities with $4.6M in homeland security assistance | Cyber - block 530 possible intrusions, issue 50 cybersecurity warnings.
Transportation Security Administration - screen more than 2 million passengers and 1 million pieces of luggage, nearly 7M enrolled in TSA Precheck, seize 10 firearms | U.S. Coast Guard - Save 12 lives in more than 60 search and rescue operations, seize and remove 1,221 lbs of cocaine and 85 lbs of marijuana. | www.dhs.gov.

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Last Published Date: December 6, 2018

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