Department of Homeland Security
Immigration Resources

DHS Department of Homeland Security The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the United States federal government.


All three of the principal agencies concerned with U.S. immigration are part of the DHS. On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and service functions into two separate and new agencies: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Additionally, the border enforcement functions of the INS, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were consolidated into a new agency under DHS: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


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The primary responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security is to protect the United States from terrorist threats as well as from natural disasters.


The Department of Homeland Security page is divided into the following sub-topics:



General Information – Department of Homeland Security






Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)



Customs and Border Protection (CBP)



Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)



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