The DHS is actually an umbrella organization for dozens of federal police state alphabet soup agencies, many of which existed in various forms prior to the creation of the DHS in 2002. The DHS was originally created to better coordinate the relationship between these agencies, and between the feds, states, localities, tribal governments, the private sector, and NGOs. Researching the police and how it functions is kind of like researching “corporate welfare” in the sense of coming to recognize that just as the state has its hands deep in every aspect of the economy, so does the police state pervade virtually all institutions.
By Zack Budryk
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday called for the dissolution of the Department of Homeland Security, calling it a “fail[ed] experiment” that has become a “badge of shame” under President Trump.
“Nearly 20 years of abuse, waste, and corruption demonstrate the failure of the DHS experiment. Many knew DHS to be an ineffective superagency, but President Trump has converted DHS into our government’s most notable badge of shame,” the organization said in a series of tweets Monday.
“Dismantling DHS, breaking it apart into various federal agencies, and shrinking its federal budget will allow for more effective oversight, accountability and public transparency,” it added.