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  Department of Homeland Security
NameAlejandro Mayorkas
Votes56 (56.57%)
Margin13 (+13.13%)
Term02/02/2021 - 01/20/2025
  Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security  John Tien 0 21 +27.66%
Subordinate Organizations
  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  Deanne Bennett Criswell 0 21 +100.00%
  Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  David Pekoske 0 17 +100.00%
 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)    
 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)    
 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)    
 U.S. Secret Service (USSS)    

Parents > United States > U.S. Executive  
Established October 08, 2001
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia May 26, 2015 09:12pm
Description Overview
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), commonly known in the
United States as "Homeland Security", is a Cabinet department of the U.S. federal
government with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist
attacks and responding to natural disasters.

Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the
Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect the United
States within, at, and outside its borders. Its goal is to prepare for, prevent, & respond
to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.

With over 200,000 employees, DHS is the 3rd largest Cabinet department in the U.S.
federal government, after the Department of Defense & Department of Veterans Affairs.
Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security

The Office of Homeland Security (OHS) was established on October 8, 2001. Former
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge assumed the position of OHS Director on that date.

The department was established on November 25, 2002, by the Homeland Security Act
of 2002. It was intended to consolidate U.S. executive branch organizations related to
"homeland security" into a single Cabinet agency.

DHS officially began operations on January 24, 2003, the same day Ridge was named
secretary and began naming his chief deputies. But most of the department's
component agencies were not transferred into the new Department until March 1.


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Nov 22, 2022 10:00pm News McCarthy calls on DHS Secretary Mayorkas to resign, threatens impeachment inquiry  Article WA Indy 
Sep 09, 2020 06:55pm Investigation D.H.S. Downplayed Threats From Russia and White Supremacists, Whistle-Blower Says  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 21, 2013 07:00pm General This Homeland Security Employee Is Preparing for a Coming Race War  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 12, 2013 07:00am News Janet Napolitano To Resign, Will Become University Of California System President  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Dec 08, 2010 04:00pm Announcement Homeland Security Partners With Walmart To Look For Terrorists  Article RP 
Feb 19, 2010 03:00pm Report Officers lose 243 Homeland Security guns  Article RP 

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