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To protect our nation, today DHS will…

Ever wonder how the Department of Homeland Security keeps our nation safe every day? Here’s what we’ll do today, 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 230,000 employees of DHS work every day to keep our nation safe.  Today, DHS will...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Remove 645 criminal & obtain 5 convictions for human smuggling, seize $1.4M in illicit currency and assets.  Cyber - Block 1,900 possible intrusions, issue 50 cybersecurity warnings. Law Enforcement Support - support state and local law enforcements at 28 special events. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Naturalize 2,000 new U.S. citizens, grant 1,723 people permanent residence, asylum, and refugee status. Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers - Train 2,800 federal, state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement personnel. Federal Protective Service - Protect 1.4 million federal employees and visitors in 9,000 facilities across the country.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Process 282,000 privately owned vehicles & 72,000 truck, rail, and sea containers. Seize 9,400 lbs of illicit drugs and $356,000 currency.
Transportation Security Administration - Screen 2 million passengers and 1 million pieces of luggage, enroll 4,500 in TSA Precheck, seize 7 firearms. U.S. Coast Guard - Save 10 lives in more than 45 search and rescue operations, seize and remove 874 lbs of cocaine & 214 lbs of marijuana with a wholesale value of $11.8 million.
U.S. Secret Service - Provide Secret Service protection for an average of 30 protectees and foreign dignitaries, prevent circulation of $160,000 in counterfeit currency, and prevent $5.4 million in potential losses through financial crimes and cyber investigations. Federal Emergency Management Agency - Provide $17.6 million in federal assistance to state, local, and tribal governments, and support local communities with $4.4 million in homeland security assistance.

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Last Published Date: October 24, 2016

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