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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 
Jul 21, 2009 08:00pm Press Release DHS Tries to Safeguard Against Giant Monster Attack  Article RP 
Apr 05, 2009 09:00am News A Shift to Make the Border Safe, From the Inside Out   Article ArmyDem 
Feb 25, 2009 07:15pm News Napolitano: DHS to miss cargo screening deadline  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 03, 2009 10:00pm News Bill to Clear Mistaken Names From Watch Lists Passes in House  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 20, 2008 09:00am News Citizens' U.S. Border Crossings Tracked  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 03, 2008 09:30pm News US boosts screening conditions on visa-free travel  Article ScottĀ³ 
Jan 12, 2008 01:50pm News US issues new plan to replace drivers' licenses  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jul 11, 2007 04:00pm News Officials Worry of Summer Terror Attack  Article Servo 
Jun 17, 2007 10:00am News Disabled Man U.S. Deported Now Missing  Article Servo 
Jan 20, 2007 01:00pm News U.S. Agency Tries to Fix No-Fly List Mistakes  Article ArmyDem 
Nov 22, 2006 04:00pm Report Homeland Security Dazed And Confused  Article RP 
Oct 26, 2006 10:00pm Blog Entry We're All Prisoners, Now: US Citizens to be Required ''Clearance'' to Leave USA  Article Servo 
Oct 05, 2006 04:00pm Statement Bush Asserts Right to Edit Homeland Security Dept. Privacy Reports  Article RP 
Jul 19, 2006 01:00pm Review Homeland Security Department Is Accused of Credit Card Misuse  Article RP 
Jun 14, 2006 02:40am Investigation FEMA Funds Spent on Divorce, Sex Change  Article RP 
Jun 12, 2006 10:00pm Oops Homeland Security accepts fake ID  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 04, 2006 09:00pm News Homeland Security Official Charged With Luring "Child" Online  Article Servo 
Mar 15, 2006 04:00pm Report DHS Gets Another F in Computer Security  Article RP 
Mar 03, 2006 07:00am News Ex-FEMA chief [Michael Brown]: Chertoff should be fired  Article Monsieur 
Feb 17, 2006 08:00pm Oops Policing Porn Is Not Part of Job Description  Article RP 
Oct 26, 2005 08:00pm Idiocy Kentucky lands grant to protect bingo halls from terrorists  Article RP 
Oct 19, 2005 11:00pm News Chertoff Says FEMA's Lack of Planning to Blame  Article Servo 
Oct 16, 2005 04:00pm Study Study Ranks Homeland Security Dept. Lowest in Morale  Article RP 
Sep 16, 2005 06:00pm General ICE pick's ability to do job doubted  Article RP 
May 11, 2005 12:40pm News Ridge reveals clashes on alerts  Article mtrz 
May 10, 2005 07:00pm General DHS Considers Alternatives To Color-Coded Warnings  Article RP 
May 06, 2005 08:30am Oops Replica Guns Stolen From Homeland Security Trailer  Article RP 
Jan 14, 2005 12:00am News Ridge Ties To Lobbyist Questioned  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jan 12, 2005 12:00am News TSA: Arsonists OK as hazmat haulers  Article Servo 
Nov 30, 2004 12:00am News Officials: Ridge Resigns Homeland Post  Article Ben 
Oct 28, 2004 12:00am News Homeland Security Agents Visit Toy Store  Article RP 
Oct 26, 2004 12:00am Study Terror Warnings Up Approval Ratings  Article RP 
Oct 14, 2004 12:00am Analysis Report Finds Lavish Spending at TSA  Article RP 
Jul 30, 2004 12:00am News Ridge Tells Colleagues He May Retire  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jun 29, 2004 12:00am Analysis Report: Ports, ships not in 'full compliance'  Article RP 
Sep 18, 2002 07:43pm General Labor Feels Betrayed by Ridge  Article RP 

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