Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Official page of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.

This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

Mission: The DHS Mission: With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

Operating as usual

11/03/2020
#Protect2020

This Election Day, the Department of Homeland Security is committed to ensuring that only American voters decide American elections.

"Voting is a sacred right afforded to every American and we at DHS are proud to defend that right from any foreign influence that would seek to compromise it," says Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.

11/03/2020
#Protect2020

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf explains the importance of patience in waiting for election results:

"Rest assured however our partners at the state & local level are working around the clock to make sure each vote is counted properly, but it's important to recognize this process may require time."

11/03/2020
#Protect2020

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf lays out what the federal government has done to secure election day:

"We began laying the groundwork to secure this year’s election long ago by engaging in an unprecedented level of effort across the U.S. government with our state, local, and private sector partners."

#Protect2020 #ElectionDay

11/03/2020
#Protect2020

"Let me be clear: Our election infrastructure is resilient, and we have no indications that a foreign actor has succeeded in compromising or affecting the actual votes cast in this election." - Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf on Election Security #Protect2020

11/03/2020
Election Security

"Our top priority at Department of Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is to ensure American voters decide American elections."

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf provides an update on #ElectionSecurity #Protect2020
https://bit.ly/3jVs7gT

The Trump administration puts American workers first.“This new rule incentivizes hiring Americans, rather than allow for...
11/02/2020
Rebuilding America's Economy for American Workers with American Workers | The Michigan Star

The Trump administration puts American workers first.

“This new rule incentivizes hiring Americans, rather than allow for loopholes, particularly as the economy continues to rebuild and flourish in the aftermath of COVID-19.” https://bit.ly/2HRoUS5

Years ago, news stories began to surface about qualified American workers being forced to train their less-expensive foreign replacements. Those stories seemed too absurd and flat-out un-American to be real, but, in fact, it was happening. In some cases, employees were forced to go through a humilia...

We must put politics aside and support our law enforcement and our Border Patrol.  The wall system is a fundamental nati...
10/29/2020

We must put politics aside and support our law enforcement and our Border Patrol. The wall system is a fundamental national security asset critical to the efforts of thousands of Border Patrol agents working tirelessly to secure our border.

10/29/2020
400 miles of new border wall system

They said it couldn’t be done…

They tried to block it
They tried to spin it
They tried to hide the truth

They were wrong. 400 times and counting.

DHS has a long history of working closely with sheriffs across the board. Arizona Sheriff’s Association has stood by us ...
10/26/2020

DHS has a long history of working closely with sheriffs across the board. Arizona Sheriff’s Association has stood by us and we are proud to stand with them in defense of our Homeland and in support of our shared mission.

10/26/2020

Chief of the US Border Patrol explains how the new border wall system has made border communities safer in both the United States AND Mexico.

DHS has made key reforms to our legal immigration system in order to protect American workers.
10/26/2020

DHS has made key reforms to our legal immigration system in order to protect American workers.

The Trump administration is continuing to implement common sense immigration policies at record speed to secure our bord...
10/24/2020

The Trump administration is continuing to implement common sense immigration policies at record speed to secure our borders and enforce our laws.

More on #DHSImmigrationWins: https://bit.ly/3lK9TQw

10/23/2020
DHS Acting Secretary Wolf Delivers Immigration Speech

Four years ago, President Trump was elected with a mandate from the American people:

✅ Secure our borders
✅ Fix our immigration system
✅ Keep Americans safe by upholding the rule of law

This week, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf discusses how the Trump Administration is taking decisive action to support our law enforcement officers and keep American communities safe.

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf's full remarks here: https://bit.ly/3meD1zL

The Department will always have the backs of our law enforcement officers. Together, we will protect America from those ...
10/23/2020

The Department will always have the backs of our law enforcement officers. Together, we will protect America from those who wish to destroy our cities, our communities, and our way of life.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is stopping the flow of deadly drugs from pouring into America -- seizing nearly 830,...
10/21/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is stopping the flow of deadly drugs from pouring into America -- seizing nearly 830,000 pounds of drugs in FY20. https://bit.ly/349z3lL

The launch of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking represents the investment of resources, attention, and tim...
10/21/2020

The launch of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking represents the investment of resources, attention, and time by the Trump Administration to combat and dismantle all forms of human trafficking. https://bit.ly/3kbxsl0

10/21/2020
Rumor Control | CISA

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency launched a new video from CISA Director and a new web resource to help you get the facts about the election process and avoid falling prey to disinformation campaigns.

Learn to distinguish rumors from reality: https://www.cisa.gov/rumorcontrol
#Protect2020

Mis- and Disinformation can undermine public confidence in the electoral process, as well as in our democracy. A message from the CISA Director.

Sanctuary policies put public safety at risk. Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to protect communities...
10/20/2020

Sanctuary policies put public safety at risk.

Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to protect communities by taking criminal aliens off the streets despite dangerous efforts by local officials to shield these criminals. https://bit.ly/3o8At80

As part of the Trump administration’s commitment to combat human trafficking, DHS announces the launch of a Department-w...
10/20/2020

As part of the Trump administration’s commitment to combat human trafficking, DHS announces the launch of a Department-wide Center for Countering Human Trafficking. https://bit.ly/3kbxsl0

Each new mile of border wall provides the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection the tools they need to pro...
10/20/2020

Each new mile of border wall provides the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection the tools they need to protect America. #SecureOurBorder

The Trump administration continues to combat China’s brutal practice of forced labor. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
10/19/2020
CBP Detains Shipment of Chinese Apparel Suspected to be Made with Forced Labor in Xinjiang

The Trump administration continues to combat China’s brutal practice of forced labor.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained a shipment originating in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region suspected to have been manufactured using forced labor.

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport detained a shipment containing 32 cartons of women’s leather gloves suspected to have been manufactured using forced labor.

ICYMI: Second largest border meth bust in history – estimated worth $7.2 million:◼️ 3,014 lbs of methamphetamine◼️ 64 lb...
10/14/2020

ICYMI: Second largest border meth bust in history – estimated worth $7.2 million:
◼️ 3,014 lbs of methamphetamine
◼️ 64 lbs of heroin
◼️ 29 lbs of fentanyl powder
◼️ nearly 37 lbs of fentanyl pills

More info: https://bit.ly/2SPQmSn

Sanctuary laws tie the hands of law enforcement officials, protects criminal aliens, and puts Americans in danger. https...
10/09/2020

Sanctuary laws tie the hands of law enforcement officials, protects criminal aliens, and puts Americans in danger. https://bit.ly/2G4oveF

Smugglers continue to endanger the people they exploit for profit.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents averted an...
10/08/2020

Smugglers continue to endanger the people they exploit for profit.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents averted another human smuggling attempt after thirteen illegal aliens were found sealed in cardboard boxes.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement transferred 59 convicted criminal aliens to complete their drug sentences in th...
10/07/2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement transferred 59 convicted criminal aliens to complete their drug sentences in their home country. https://bit.ly/36p6rXd

The Trump admin is putting America first by protecting American workers.The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Dep...
10/06/2020

The Trump admin is putting America first by protecting American workers.

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor is combating the use of H-1B workers serving as a low-cost replacement for otherwise qualified American workers.

bit.ly/2GFt52L

CBP Narcotic Detector Dog Bruno helped U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stop yet another shipment of dangerou...
10/06/2020

CBP Narcotic Detector Dog Bruno helped U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stop yet another shipment of dangerous drugs from reaching our communities.

Bruno sniffed out 15 pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value of approximately $230,400. https://bit.ly/36aAfXH

We all have a role to play in working toward a safer, more secure, and more resilient cyber world.This National Cybersec...
10/05/2020

We all have a role to play in working toward a safer, more secure, and more resilient cyber world.

This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month we are raising awareness of the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

#BeCyberSmart

Smugglers continue to endanger the lives of individuals they exploit by placing them in compromising, enclosed places wi...
10/01/2020
More than 100 People Smuggled in Commercial Trailer

Smugglers continue to endanger the lives of individuals they exploit by placing them in compromising, enclosed places without regard of human life.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped another large human smuggling attempt north of Laredo.

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Cotulla Station assigned to the U.S.

Each new mile of border wall decreases the number of drugs and crime pouring into American cities. We are now at 341 mil...
09/30/2020

Each new mile of border wall decreases the number of drugs and crime pouring into American cities. We are now at 341 miles of new border wall system!

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