Homeland Security begins when Raj, a 32-year-old second generation Indian doctor, and his American girlfriend Susan are detained for questioning at O'Hare Airport, upon returning home from a vacation in Amsterdam. Ambiguity. Anxiety. Ethnicity. The intangibility of identity. The interconnectedness of people and events. The emotional and social costs of unrestricted access to personal information. What happens to lives when trust is destroyed. The meaning of patriot. Post 9/11 paranoia. These are some of the hot-button issues brought forth in Homeland Security, which traces the enormous personal and social impact of Raj and Susan's government interrogation, and how it forever alters their view of themselves, each other, and the world.