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Homeland Security

Staff: Wendi Williams

Feature Article: "Protecting our Borders"
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.



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