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In Focus

The Department of Homeland Security's mission is broad and diverse and covers everything from counterterrorism to the Nation's maritime and border security, from protection of our national leaders to coordinating the federal government's response to natural disasters.

Here are some of the key current issues that are part the Department's mission.

Myth vs. Fact

Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes. Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible and deeply disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives every day to secure our border and enforce our laws.

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Ending Legal Loopholes and Securing Our Border

DHS is committed to enforcing our immigration laws so that we can secure our border and keep the American people safe.

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More than 2 million Americans will suffer from addition to prescription or illicit opioids in 2018

The opioid epidemic is devastating too many American communities. We are working with our partners here and overseas to stop the flow of illicit opioids at the source and interdicting narcotics before they reach our borders.

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Executive Orders on Protecting the Homeland - Learn what DHS is doing.

In January 2017, the president announced a series of Executive Orders that provide DHS with additional resources, tools and personnel to carry out the critical work of the department.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a non-congressionally authorized administrative program that permitted certain individuals who came to the United States as juveniles and meet several criteria - including those lacking any current lawful immigration status - to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and eligibility for work authorization.

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Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity Summit, July 31, 2018 in New York City. Questions? cybersummit@hq.dhs.gov. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seal.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the National Cybersecurity Summit on July 31, 2018. This event convened some of the senior-most cybersecurity officials across government industry, including cabinet officials, CEOs, and representatives from some of the largest companies in the world. This was the first-of-its-kind event providing a forum to coordinate risk management across government and private sector.

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Last Published Date: October 15, 2018

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