From the WashPost: DHS’s changing mission leaves its founders dismayed as critics call for a breakup. “Created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as a bulwark against further atrocities inside the American homeland, DHS had become a symbol of the government’s response to the national trauma, carefully projecting a staid, strait-laced image. It grew exponentially larger and more powerful on the strength of broad bipartisan support. Nearly two decades later, Trump has changed that.”
The Diva recalls that in the early years after the formation of DHS and the inclusion of FEMA, many critics were not pleased that FEMA as a small agency was buried in the large Dept. Today, the criticisms have to do with its law enforcement functions.