How long does it take for one to become an American citizen? A majority of America’s population has emigrated from various parts of the world for many different reasons. Some immigrants adapt instantly, while others take years. Some may never adapt and never feel at home in the new country that they are living in. In the essay Imagining Homelands by Bharati Mukherjee, the author suggests that that an immigrant is either like her sister, someone who religiously retains her ethnicity, or like Mukherjee, who changes what is necessary to adapt to her new environment. Her sister keeps her roots while Mukherjee loses hers. Upon moving to America, Mukherjee changes the way she dresses because her sari, traditional Indian attire for women, is impractical in her new environment. She categorizes the process of leaving ones home country and adopting a new country into four groups: expatriation, exile, immigration, and repatriation. Of the four she claims that the immigrant is most loved because it’s the immigrant who changes herself and yet retains her identity, in order to adapt to her new environment. With her strong stance on immigration, Bharati Mukherjee makes it clear in what she believes in: each immigrant has their own story and migrates to a new country for a variety of different reasons, the process of moving to a new place and adapting to a new environment can be somewhat of a struggle for some and a completely opposite feeling for others, and idea that everyone is immigrants is false and never was and never will be the case.
One of Mukherjee’s main arguments in her essay is that not everyone moves to a new country for the same reason. She compares her intentions of migration to those of her sister’s. Mukherjee explains that her sister and her were both raised in Calcutta and have both been living in America for about thirty-five years, but their lifestyles differ drastically from one another. Her sister married an Indian student and has remained at the same...
...ch 2: 1. there was an absence or coordination and collaboration in the area or information and intelligence sharing contributed to the surprise attack. the walls had to be torn down after and new infrastructures and agencies created upon a cooperative mentality.
2. DHS was created to be a flexible entity,one that can change to reflect national security needs it at any given time. this is due to the fluctuation in the organizations structure in its first 8 years of being. All of this came into effect 11 days after the September 11 attacks,and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was appointed as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security in the White House.
6.The four major agency reorganizations,the coast guard,security services,FPS,and FLETC,were analyzed in depth.
7.lay people and lay organizations impact DHS greatly and the agencies work with external authority both public and private. DHS also relies upon specialized committees that deal with with topics of significant interests t the agency. These committees are designated as senior advisory committees. for example the national infrastructure advisory council,task force on new america,and interagency coordinating council on emergency preparedness and individuals with disabilities.
ch3: 1.in 2003 DHS was organized and started coming into effect,but since budgets are prepared a year in advanced,the events of 9/11,happening close to the end of 2011 would make any 2002 budget factual...
...The United States have endure deadly attacks from international terrorism and from destructive natural disaster on American soil from 9/11 attacks. Homeland Security has responded by making the U.S. grounds safer and stronger for the Americans. Homeland Security is better prepared to address the full range of threats that include man-made accidents and terrorist threats.
The department of Homeland security was formed in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland security act of 2002 called for the formation of this department. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
The responsibilities of the department are to prevent terrorism and enhance security. To do this the department focuses on three goals which are preventing terrorist attacks, preventing the unauthorized acquisition, importation, movement, or use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials and capabilities in the United States. Homeland Security also focuses on reducing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and our key resources. Our essential leadership and the major events we host in this country our also focused on.
Security prior to the 9/11 attacks from our airports were disorganized because the airlines were responsible for all their security services. Airlines were responsible for all their passengers, baggage, and...
HLSS302: Paper #2
May 11, 2014
In the years since 9/11, homeland security has turn out to be frequently and generally identified as both a word and as a Federal department. However, a large amount has been learned since 9/11 concerning the array of further challenges we face. Hurricane Katrina strongly illustrates the general impact of weak preparedness and response in the face of severe natural disasters. Widespread international cyber attacks from some of the most sophisticated denial-of-service efforts to persistent and rising attacks on U.S. Government cyber systems reflect the increasing importance of securing the information systems that are the very lifeblood of so much of our critical energy, financial, health, commerce, and transportation infrastructure (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010). Global criminal groups that have made stretching efforts to cross our borders with prohibited goods, currency, and trafficked persons which signifies an increasing threat to the prosperity, security, and quality of life to U.S. citizens at home and abroad. As we have seen with H1N1 influenza, the express worldwide spread of infectious diseases can produce great disruptions at home. Stopping these and further risks from threatening our nation has come to be essential to homeland security.
The 2010 National...
Homeland Security Advisory System Vs National Terrorism Advisory System
In an effort to maintain the security of our nation, the Department of Homeland Security has developed a system called the National Terrorism Advisory System that releases security threat updates that can be easily accessible to other departments, private organizations, and even the public. However, before the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, there was theHomeland Security Advisory System, or HSAS, which was a color-coded advisory system that correlated the threat level to that of green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. In this paper, the author will further explain the two systems as well as explain the differences in the systems and why there was a change. The author will begin with discussing the Homeland Security Advisory System.
The Homeland Security Advisory System was established in 2002 shortly after the attacks on September 11th 2001. Its intended use was to notify the appropriate organizations and departments, and citizens who followed nation’s security of the possible and imminent threats to the United States. As mentioned before, the HSAS was a color-coded alert system that released threats based on the “color level.” Threat level green was associated with a low risk of terrorist attacks while red was associated with a severe risk of terrorist attacks. These colors were used as an...
Evolution of Homeland security
The evolution of Homeland security started in September 11, 2011. When terrorist took control of 4 flights in the United States and planed to kill millions of lives including their own lives. Everyone knows this day as 9/11. When ex-president George W. Bush created the Department of Homeland Security act of 2002. There were 22 agencies that were inherited into the DHS and three agencies that were not included in the DHS.
The agencies that make up part of the DHS were formerly Dept. of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, Transportation, and Treasury or in independent bodies were combined and reorganized in the new department. The departments were transferred in March 2003 that was affected with the change. The creation of DHS involved the largest restructuring of the executive branch of the federal government since the Defense Department in (1947- 1949). Tom Ridge was appointed October 2001 to the head of Office of Homeland Security. He became the first secretary of the department on January 24, 2003.
The DHS is the third largest executive department in the federal government. The F.B.I., C.I.A., and N.S.A. are among the agencies with functions relating to Homeland Security that were not included in DHS. In congressional testimony shortly after 9/11, David Walker, the U.S. comptroller general and head of...
...Drones for Homeland Security
WRTG 101/ 101S
July 20, 2014
Drone and Homeland Security
Increased security threats caused by heightened global terror activities, for instance, sectarian groups or Mexican drug empires, has prompted the development of decisive technologies, which will respond directly to the increased sophistication of these radical groups. A reliable technology is the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) commonly known as a drone. The drone not only investigates a terror environment but also conducts aerial strikes. The commencing research will analyze in detail the positive impacts of the drone to homeland security.
Following the increased number of casualties in World War II, proxy cold wars, and Gulf War, it became necessary to improvise military gear, which would limit the direct involvement of soldiers in a direct combat environment. Originally, a radical technology – the tank- proved decisive since soldiers could be taken to the heart of the war. However, as much as this technology proved applicable in reducing direct combat, human casualties was still on the rise. For this reason, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) invented an aircraft that would not require an on-board human pilot. The flight was to be controlled autonomously by an integrated onboard computer by use of remote control. The technology has been deployed in most combat...
When we pause to think about all that has happened in years past, we truly are lucky. The purpose of this paper is to define and give detailed information about Homeland Security in the United States. I hope to inform people as to why we constantly live in fear. I will give detailed information about what the government is doing to solve this problem. Also I will give possible solutions to our current predicament, based on extensive research and knowledge.
Homeland Security is a relatively new agency that was created by the president, because of the terrorist attacks on America. President George W. Bush vows to never let an attack happen to America again. Therefore he created the office or agency, of Homeland Security. This group is backed by director of this group is ex-senator Tom Ridge. George W. Bush specifically appointed him. This group watches Americans and the world extremely closely (Security, a top priority in new budget). The mission statement of this group is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur (Homeland Security Actions). The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for securing our nation's borders and transportation systems, they manage who and what enters our homeland and work to prevent the entry of...
...RUNNING HEAD: Research and Analysis Paper
CJ355-01 Homeland Security: Research and Analysis Paper
Professor Tina Mainwaring
CJ355-01 Homeland Security
June 11, 2013
Hurricane Katrina was the largest and third strongest hurricane ever to be recorded to make landfall in the United States (dosomething.org). The final death toll of Hurricane Katrina was a staggering 1,836, mainly from the state of Louisiana and 238 people killed in Mississippi (dosomething.org). Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damages, but is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi may have exceeded $150 billion (dosomething.org). An estimated 80 percent of New Orleans was under water, up to 20 feet deep in some places (dosomething.org). Hurricane Katrina affected 15 million people in different factors such as economy, evacuations, gas prices, drinking water, and the ability to communicate with law enforcement, emergency personnel, and finding loved ones.
Many survivors of Hurricane Katrina who tried to call for help or medical assistance had found out that their cell phones where dead, due in part because of commercial cellular systems were not designed to be highly reliable (“Communication challenges after”, 2005). During Hurricane Katrina the lack of good communication greatly impeded the disaster response of government and rescue organizations (“Communication challenges after”, 2005)....