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The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is responsible for protecting more than 9,000 federal buildings and ensuring the safety of the people within them. FPS is completely funded by the fees it charges agencies for its services.
Some criminal and terrorist organizations use trade-based money laundering to disguise illicit proceeds and fund their operations. These kinds of schemes can rely on misrepresenting the price, quantity, or type of goods in trade transactions.
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for Temporary Protected Status if conditions prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely. Under this status, eligible foreign nationals can temporarily stay and work in the U.S.
Biological threats range from naturally occurring diseases to deliberately created biological weapons. The National Biodefense Strategy, issued in 2018 along with guidance on how to implement it, spells out the nation’s plan to address these threats.
Emergency alerts can provide lifesaving information. FEMA manages the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, allowing public safety agencies to send alerts to cell phones, radios, and TVs during natural disasters or other emergencies.
Foreign nationals from 82 treaty countries may obtain E-2 nonimmigrant investor status in the United States. E-2 status allows eligible foreign nationals to temporarily stay here to run a business if they make a “substantial” investment in it and meet other qualifications.
This testimony discusses the Department of Homeland Security's management of immigration in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory. Foreign workers make up a large part of the workforce.