Is DHS Worth $60 Billion a Year?


That question may seem ludicrous to some but think about it for minute. What has the Department of Homeland Security done to really protect the American people? Most of the possible or wanna be terrorists we hear about have been captured due to other agencies like the FBI and NSA.

The DHS was knee jerk reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attack. According to the Huffington Post:

“In the 12 years of its existence, DHS has fueled the most massive surveillance, policing, prosecution, detention and removal of U.S. residents in history. Below is a snapshot of government’s investment in ‘security’ post 9/11:

  • The annual budget of DHS has more than tripled since its founding in 2003, today totaling more than $60 billion.

  • The U.S. spent nearly $18 billion in 2012 on immigration enforcement, more than all of its other main law enforcement agencies combined.

  • The U.S.-Mexico Border is home to the largest police force in the country — the Border Patrol, whose numbers have doubled since 2005 — a vast surveillance infrastructure, and a $2.4 billion border wall.

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