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Fact Sheet: The USA Patriot Act: A Proven Homeland Security Tool [December 14, 2005]   [open pdf - 19KB]

In this press release, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) benefits significantly from the USA Patriot Act and urges the United States Congress to reauthorize this proven tool in the global war on terror. The Patriot Act breaks down barriers to information sharing, enabling law enforcement and intelligence personnel to share information that is needed to help connect the dots and disrupt potential terror and criminal activity before they can carry out their plots. The broad information sharing provisions better enables U.S. Customs and Border Protection to screen international visitors and determine whether an apprehended alien presents a threat to security or public safety. The Patriot Act also enhances DHS investigations into the international movement of illicit funds through money transmittal businesses, bulk cash smuggling and cyber crimes.

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2005-12-14
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Public Domain
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Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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