July 20, 2020

DHS leaders, filling jobs on temporary basis, carry out Trump agenda

Featuring Carrie Cordero

Source: CNN

Journalists Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands

The Department of Homeland Security, at the center of some of the administration's most controversial and political actions from immigration restrictions to an aggressive response to protests in Portland, Oregon, is mostly run by temporary officials, skirting the scrutiny that comes from putting leadership through confirmation.

The department's leadership in acting positions has repeatedly found itself pursuing Trump's agenda. In the last three years, DHS has rolled out some of the most stringent immigration policies, and most recently, deployed personnel to respond to protests, some of them violent, after George Floyd's death -- nearly all under leadership that hasn't been confirmed by the Senate.

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Authors

  • Carrie Cordero

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Carrie Cordero is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel at the Center for a New American Security. Her research and writing interests focus on intelligence com...