Look at Alabama Families
& New Nontraditional Programs
Staff: Wendi Williams
Feature Article: "Protecting
On any given day, employees of the United
States Customs and Border Protection will process nearly 1.2
million people, excluding the more than 600,000 internationals,
along with millions of dollars in fees or import taxes. They
may investigate an estimated 500 terrorist-related inquiries
and seize numerous vehicles or pounds of narcotics, meat, and
produce, along our ports and land borders. These professionals
are keenly aware that anyone they encounter could cause potential
harm, so it is little wonder they perform their duties with stern
faces and commanding authority.
Learn more about homeland security efforts!
The events of September 11, 2001, forever
changed the way America functions as a democratic nation. The
Homeland Security Act of 2002 formally established the Department
of Homeland Security to safeguard our country against acts of
terrorism and to create a national infrastructure that will better
protect our families, cities, national treasures, and way of
living. On these pages you will find information to keep you
and your family aware of current homeland security issues.
Cooperative Extension Sysem
Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 967
Normal, AL 35762
Editor: Wendi Williams
Jean Hall Dwyer
30 June 2006
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