Immigration and Border Protection
of Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Border Protection 2 Abstract
It is my belief that the dissolution of the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization and Customs Service and the creation of separate agencies under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was sound political decision. It is my belief that it was also a move to show the American people that the government was making attempts to help strengthen our security. In the next few pages of this assignment I will attempt to explain my decision to this question backed by research and information supporting me. I will discuss how the newly formed U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement was a step in the right direction to provide U.S. citizens with a sense of safety and security. I will primary focus on these two agencies, their details and what agencies they replaced. Keywords: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization and Customs Service, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration, Customs Enforcement
Immigration and Border Protection 3 Immigration and Border Protection
Of Department of Homeland Security
Before the events on September 11th all immigration policy and enforcement was handled by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) under the Department of Justice. However once the Department of Homeland Security was created, the INS was absorbed and broken down into seperate offices. Two of these offices include the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigration and Customs enforcement...