Department of Homeland Security by:joey rodriguez

Homeland security act passed

Congress ultimately passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 without the union-friendly measures, and President Bush signed the bill into law on November 25, 2002. It was the largest U.S. government reorganization in the 50 years since the United States Department of Defense was created.

Head of homeland security

On January 20, 2009, the Senate confirmed Barack Obama's appointment of Janet Napolitano to be the third Secretary of Homeland Security, effective January 21, 2009. Napolitano resigned effective August 2013 to head the University of California.

Seal of homeland security

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management.[3] It was created in response to the September 11 attacks.

Visual representation of cyber security to protect the U.S from hackers

Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United States within, at, and outside its borders. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.[6] On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship and Immigration Services. The investigative divisions and intelligence gathering units of the INS and Customs Service were merged forming Homeland Security Investigations. Additionally, the border enforcement functions of the INS, including the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were consolidated into a new agency under DHS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Protective Service falls under the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

9/11 the reason the homeland security program was birthed.
Homeland security deals with immigration to ensure they let the right people into America
Soldiers line the border of the U.S because homeland security enforces it to the America safe
Public safety is what the homeland security go for
Homeland security is trying to reach maximum security for the united states of america

Credits:

Created with images by DonkeyHotey - "Department of Homeland Security" • US Embassy Canada - "Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at Aviation Conference in Montreal" • Medill DC - "Janet Napolitano" • DonkeyHotey - "Department of Homeland Security" • joffi - "hacking hacker computer" • bearclau - "WTC603" • mitchell haindfield - "another brick in the wall" • The U.S. Army - "Dismounted Patrol" • MDGovpics - "Governing for Results Kick Off Public Safety" • tuchodi - "Stars and Stripes"

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