America’s economic prosperity, and the world’s, depends increasingly on the 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 fraud 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 to and 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. It can also pose serious health and safety risks to consumers, and oftentimes, it fuels global organized crime.
Trade-based money laundering (TBML) is the process of disguising criminal proceeds through trade to legitimize their illicit origins.