America’s and the world’s economic prosperity increasingly depends on the uninterrupted flow of goods and services, people and capital, and information and technology across our borders.
DHS plays a role in identifying vulnerabilities to our nation’s economic security and collaborating to secure global systems.
Since 9/11, DHS has significantly expanded its ability to track and disrupt terrorist and criminal financing.
Document and benefit fraud pose a severe threat to national security and public safety. They create vulnerabilities that may enable terrorists, criminals and illegal aliens to gain entry, solicit employment and ultimately remain in the United States.
Intellectual property rights theft is not a victimless crime. It threatens U.S. businesses, and robs hard-working Americans of their jobs, which negatively impacts the economy. Counterfeit, adulterated and substandard goods can also pose public health and safety risks for consumers.
Trade-based money laundering (TBML) is the process of disguising criminal proceeds through trade to legitimize their illicit origins.