“Department of Justice”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

Department of the executive branch of the U.S. government with the primary responsibilities to:

  • Enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law;
  • Ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic;
  • Provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime;
  • Seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and
  • Ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services