DHS Announces New Mission Statement
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson introduced a new mission statement for the DHS.
The new statement reads: "With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.”
The previous statement said: "We will lead efforts to achieve a safe, secure, and resilient homeland. We will counter terrorism and enhance our security; secure and manage our borders; enforce and administer our immigration laws; protect cyber networks and critical infrastructure; and ensure resilience from disasters. We will accomplish these missions while providing essential support to national and economic security and maturing and strengthening both the Department of Homeland Security and the homeland security enterprise."