The Department Of Homeland Security

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The Department of homeland security can be viewed as the US government reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attacks that saw the lives of so many US citizens lost because of poor security in the country. It is an executive department of the federal government of the US. The government body was formed on 25th November 2002 mainly to cub terrorist attacks in the state. By 2003, the Department of Homeland Security also assimilated the function of the immigration services among its duties.
The Department of Homeland Security works to secure the US borders through the deployment of personnel, infrastructure and technology, while working together with the bordering countries, Mexico and Canada and other many federal and state governments to ensure security in the US borders. The US borders are viewed as the gateways that account for trillions of US earnings through trade and travel each year. Protecting the US borders against illegal drugs, contraband, people and weapons is one of Homeland Security’s vital roles in order to ensure general security in the country, as well as ensuring economic prosperity.
The United States Border Patrol (USBP) has a long history since time immemorial as serving the main function of defending the US against unauthorised migration. Currently, the USBP serves the aim of protecting the US against unauthorised weapons of mass destruction, terrorists, and illegal aliens into the country. In addition, they also work on interdicting drug smugglers and other…
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