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Today, DHS will ...

Release Date: December 29, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Public Affairs today published an exciting snapshot of the breadth and depth of the amazing work its components and offices carry out each and every day on behalf of the American people, securing our homeland and protecting our communities.

Posted in an easily sharable, infographic format, “Today, DHS will,” breaks down the tremendous amount of work that DHS conducts on any given day, whether that’s patrolling 7,500 miles of land borders, protecting 95,000 miles of waterway, screening 2 million passengers at 430 airports, or seizing more than $14.5 million in currency and assets through cybercrime investigations. The graphic makes it clear that kind of work happens every single day, 365 days a year.

The DHS workforce has more direct contact with the American public than any other federal government agency, and we hope this helps the public have a better understanding of all our more than 260,000 employees do to keep them safe, while facilitating trade and travel.

Find out more: “Today, DHS will” infographic and read on below.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will

  • Pre-screen 263,000 passengers on international flights that fly into, out of, within, or over the United States.
  • Monitor 328 U.S. Ports of Entry and will screen 100% of all cargo and vehicles entering the U.S. through our land borders. In doing so, they will clear inspect and clear 91,065 truck, rail, and sea containers, and 10,572 shipments of goods, collecting more than $306 million in duty, taxes, and fees.
  • Seize $8.2 million worth of goods for intellectual property rights violations.
  • Seize of 1,797 pounds of illegal narcotics at, near, or in between U.S. Ports of Entry.
  • Screen more than 868,867 people for admissibility as international passengers arrive at U.S. airports or as people cross our land borders.
  • Fly 225 hours and float 79 hours in enforcement missions along our borders to disrupt the smuggling of weapons, drugs, and migrants.
  • Patrol more than 7,500 miles of our land borders with Canada and Mexico and more than 2,500 miles of coastal border.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will:

  • Through its investigation of cybercrime will prevent millions of dollars in potential loss and seize almost $11 million in currency.
  • Combat child exploitation by forensically examining 17 terabytes of digital content and arresting 12 child predators each day.
  • Arrest 13 gang members daily that are involved in a myriad of criminal activity, including murder, extortion, and narcotics and weapons trafficking.
  • Arrest six people related to ongoing human trafficking investigations to curb human trafficking.
  • Seize 5,140 pounds of narcotics, not including marijuana, pursuant to drug trafficking and smuggling investigations.

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will:

  • Patrol 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline, protect 360 seaports, 3,700 marine terminals, and 35,000 miles of waterway.
  • Conduct 45 search and rescue operations to rescue boaters in distress.
  • Interdict and seize over 1,045 pounds of cocaine and 196 pounds of marijuana daily, with an estimated street value of over $19.7 million.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will:

  • Have more than 5,700 FEMA staff members will deploy to aid in recovery efforts and remain long after a disaster has occurred.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will:

  • Will officially welcome 3,800 new citizens at naturalization ceremonies across the country. That’s one person every 22 seconds, including 42 members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Grant legal permanent resident status to 2,100 people daily.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will:

  • Screen 2 million passengers and their 1.4 million pieces of checked luggage and 5.5 million carry-on items at 430 airports nationwide.
  • Stop 16 firearms at screening checkpoints.
  • Process 13,665 new TSA PreCheck® enrollments and 3,555 renewals.
  • Answer 6,000 questions through AskTSA on various social media platforms.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will:

  • Triage more than 100 cyber incident reports each day.
  • Will complete three cybersecurity assessments for government agencies and private organizations.
  • Process 110 requests for technical assistance in response to cyberattacks and threats, including ransomware.
  • Complete five infrastructure security assessments for government agencies and private organizations.
  • Brief 14 state, local, international, and private sector entities on election security and resilience through external trainings, exercises, panel presentations, and keynote speeches.

U.S. Secret Service will:

  • Protect more than 30 U.S. government leaders and foreign dignitaries.
  • Investigate cybercrime and will prevent almost $7.5 million in potential loss and seize $3.5 million worth of assets.
  • Seize and stop over $190,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency from circulation – fulfilling its original mission to stop the counterfeiting of currency.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will:

  • Train 2,519 federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and international law enforcement officers, and private sector officials daily across four campuses in Glynco, GA, Cheltenham, MD, Charleston, SC, and Artesia, NM.

Federal Protective Service (FPS) will:

  • Stand guard at nearly 9,500 federal facilities, protecting the 1.4 million employees and visitors that pass through federal facilities each day.

DHS offices will:

  • Have more than 4,800 intergovernmental and private sector partners access the Homeland Security Information Network, a critical platform where partners collaborate and share over 3 million unclassified homeland security related documents.

We hope that you learned a new fact about what DHS does every day to keep you and other Americans safe.

Note: Data is approximate and represents daily averages based on annual statistics provided by DHS component agencies and offices.

Last Updated: 02/28/2023
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