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Term Details - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Created in 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is one of the largest federal agencies with more than 240,000 employees, and its mission is to create a safer, more secure America by preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing the U.S. borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace and ensuring disaster resilience. Some of the components of DHS include U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE); U.S. Coast Guard and FEMA, among others.

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Last Edited: December 3rd, 2010