Department of Homeland Security ⌨: Mission: To secure the nation from threats - keeping America safe. Missions include preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing our borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring disaster resilience.
DHS Agencies: Citizenship & Immigration Services ♦ Customs & Border Protection ♦ Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency ♦ Federal Emergency Management Agency ♦ Federal Law Enforcement Training Center ♦ Immigration & Customs Enforcement ♦ Secret Service ♦ Transportation Security Administration ♦ U.S. Coast Guard
Topics: Academic Engagement ♦ Border Security ♦ Citizenship & Immigration Services ♦ Civil Rights & Civil Liberties ♦ Critical Infrastructure Security ♦ Cybersecurity ♦ Disasters ♦ Economic Security ♦ Election Security ♦ Emergency Communications ♦ Homeland Security Enterprise ♦ Homeland Security Careers ♦ Human Trafficking ♦ Immigration & Customs Enforcement ♦ Intelligence & Analysis ♦ International Engagement ♦ Law Enforcement Partnerships ♦ Preventing Terrorism ♦ Privacy ♦ Resilience ♦ Science & Technology ♦ Transportation Security
Data: Digital Government Public Data Catalog: JSON | XLSX ♦ Immigration Data & Statistics ♦ Intellectual Property Rights Search ♦ Maritime Information Exchange ♦ Annual Employee Survey ♦ Find Web Tools & Apps ♦ Find Other FEMA Data & Reports ♦ Find Other USCIS Data & Reports ♦ Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD)
Immigration Data & Statistics: Yearbook of Immigration Statistics ♦ Lawful Permanent Residents ♦ Refugees & Asylees ♦ U.S. Naturalizations ♦ U.S. Nonimmigrant Admissions ♦ Immigration Enforcement Actions ♦ Population Estimates ♦ Immigration Statistics Infographics ♦ Fact Sheets ♦ Border Security ♦ Special Reports ♦ Reading Room ♦ Research Library ♦ Office of Immigration Statistics
Citizenship & Immigration Services: Administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.
Forms: Search all USCIS forms.
Citizenship: Citizenship Through Naturalization (Path to U.S. Citizenship | A Guide to Naturalization | Continuous Residence & Physical Presence Requirements for Naturalization | Exceptions & Accommodations | For Spouses of U.S. Citizens) ♦ Citizenship Through Parents ♦ Naturalization Test ♦ Naturalization Ceremonies ♦ Outstanding Americans by Choice ♦ Citizenship Outreach Collaboration
Customs & Border Protection: Mission: To safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel. Vision: To serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation's safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.
Stats & Summaries: CBP Snapshot ♦ CBP Trade & Travel Fiscal Year 2019 Report ♦ Border Security FY2018 ♦ CBP Border Enforcement Statistics ♦ CBP Trade Statistics ♦ Southwest Border Migration ♦ CBP Use of Force ♦ CBP.gov Web Performance Metrics
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency: CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. The threats we face—digital and physical, man-made, technological, and natural—are more complex, and the threat actors more diverse, than at any point in our history. CISA is at the heart of mobilizing a collective defense as we lead the Nation’s efforts to understand and manage risk to our critical infrastructure.
Cybersecurity: Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risks stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards. Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services. Cyberspace is particularly difficult to secure due to a number of factors: the ability of malicious actors to operate from anywhere in the world, the linkages between cyberspace and physical systems, and the difficulty of reducing vulnerabilities and consequences in complex cyber networks. Of growing concern is the cyber threat to critical infrastructure, which is increasingly subject to sophisticated cyber intrusions that pose new risks. As information technology becomes increasingly integrated with physical infrastructure operations, there is increased risk for wide scale or high-consequence events that could cause harm or disrupt services upon which our economy and the daily lives of millions of Americans depend. In light of the risk and potential consequences of cyber events, strengthening the security and resilience of cyberspace has become an important homeland security mission.
Infrastructure Security: Critical infrastructure describes the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety. The Nation's critical infrastructure provides the essential services that underpin American society.
Emergency Communications: CISA enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government and conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to communicate in the event of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other hazards.
National Risk Management: Critical infrastructure are those assets, systems, and networks that provide functions necessary for our way of life. From generating electricity to supplying clean water, there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors that are part of a complex, interconnected ecosystem including communications, energy, transportation, emergency services, and water. Any threat to these sectors could have potentially debilitating national security, economic, and public health or safety consequences. As the nation’s risk advisor, CISA's mission is to ensure the security and resiliency of our critical infrastructure.
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Mission: To lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters with a vision of "A Nation Prepared." FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center: FLETC provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. FLETC has grown into the Nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training. Under a collaborative training model, FLETC’s federal partner organizations deliver training unique to their missions, while FLETC provides training in areas common to all law enforcement officers, such as firearms, driving, tactics, investigations, and legal training.
Immigration & Customs Enforcement: ICE'S mission is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety. This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on smart immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods.
Immigration Enforcement: Criminal Alien Program ♦ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♦ Detainee Deaths ♦ Detainee Locator ♦ Detainers ♦ Detention Facilities ♦ Detention Management ♦ Detention Reform ♦ Fugitive Operations ♦ Health Service Corps ♦ Human Rights Violators & War Crimes Unit ♦ Identify & Benefit Fraud ♦ Immigration Authority Delegation Program ♦ Law Enforcement Support Center ♦ National Gang Unit ♦ Partnership with Employers - IMAGES ♦ PREA ♦ Removal ♦ Removal Statistics ♦ Worksite Enforcement
Investigating Illegal Movement of People & Goods: Border Enforcement Security Task Force ♦ Bulk Cash Smuggling Center ♦ Child Exploitation ♦ Cornerstone ♦ Cultural Property, Art & Antiquities Investigations ♦ Customs Cross Designation ♦ Cyber Crimes Center ♦ Firearms, Ammunition & Explosives Smuggling Investigations ♦ Foreign Corruption Investigations ♦ HSI Forensic Laboratory ♦ HSI Tipline ♦ Human Smuggling ♦ Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative ♦ Mass-Marketing Fraud ♦ Money Laundering ♦ Narcotics Enforcement ♦ Trade Transparency Unit
Preventing Terrorism: Counter-Proliferation Investigations Program ♦ Counterterrorism & Criminal Exploitation Unit ♦ Export Enforcement Coordination Center ♦ Illicit Pathways Attack Strategy ♦ Joint Terrorism Task Force ♦ Law Enforcement Assistance Corner ♦ Project Shield America ♦ Student & Exchange Visitor Program ♦ Visa Security Program
Secret Service: The U.S. Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. Established in 1865 solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, today the Secret Service is mandated by Congress to carry out the integrated missions of protection and investigations.
Transportation Security Administration: Mission: Protect the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Vision: An agile security agency, embodied by a professional workforce, that engages its partners and the American people to outmatch a dynamic threat.
U.S. Coast Guard: Mission: The mission of the United States Coast Guard is to ensure our Nation's maritime safety, security and stewardship. Vision: Ready - We will be prepared to serve and protect the American people and our national interests; Relevant - We will be a professional and agile armed force, law enforcer, regulator, and maritime first responder on which our partners confidently rely to address the Nation’s increasingly complex maritime challenges; Responsive - We will employ our bias for action to excel in mission execution as we protect and defend the homeland.