The homeland security act legislation predicated on the official story of the 9/11/01 attack the homeland security act (hsa) was pushed through congress in the months following 9/11, ostensibly to organize a government that is fractured, divided and under-prepared to handle the all-important task of defending our great nation from terrorist attack. President-elect donald trump has chosen retired marine gen john f kelly to run the department of homeland security, turning to a blunt-spoken border-security hawk who clashed with the obama. The united states department of homeland security or dhs was established after the september 11 attacks where hijacked airplanes were sent crashing into the world trade center and the pentagon by terrorists.
Front man for a police state bernard kerik to head us homeland security department by bill van auken 4 december 2004 with the nomination of bernard kerik, former head of the new york city police. The government had to assure as well the internal security of the united states against danger of sabotage, subversion and espionage 19 the bush doctrine carried the pursuit of internal security much further with the establishment of a new cabinet-level department. Fifty of the nation's most senior republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for president george w bush, have signed a letter declaring that.
An introduction for judges and judicial and may involve overseeing government secretary of homeland security, and the. Establishment of the department of homeland security (dhs)1 these remarks are an actual transcript of the author's comments at the st john's journal of legal commentary symposium on feb 27, 2004. It describes how the secretary of the department of homeland security created a baseline of criteria for countries to meet and measured nearly 200 countries against that baseline. Federal agencies with homeland security responsibilities already have well-established interest groups in congress in the form of the under this arrangement, when a dispute arises with a cabinet secretary, the director of the national office is likely to prove powerless in front of a congressional. The homeland security act (hsa) of 2002 was enacted in response to the september 11, 2001 attacks in the us hsa was enacted by the senate and house of representatives on november 25, 2002 hsa is a sweeping anti-terrorism bill giving federal law enforcement agencies broad powers to.
Administrative agencies are created to develop, enforce, and oversee the voluminous rules and regulations currently in force in the united the united states constitution does not provide specific and direct authority for the establishment of executive agencies or the appointment of cabinet. Homeland security act of 2002 long title title viii consists of fifty-three sections that establishes an office for state and local governments to oversee and coordinate departmental programs title xiv consists of seven sections which contains the establishment of a program to deputize volunteer. Department of homeland security by far the most far-reaching and significant measure enacted after september 11 was the department of homeland security act of 2002, which established the cabinet-level department of homeland security (dhs) and created the position of secretary of homeland security.
The department of homeland security works to protect the country against terrorism the department was created in response to the september 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the united states it was established in the the largest government reorganization in more than a half-century. Protecting the united states from terrorism is the founding mission of dhs while america is stronger and more resilient as a result of a strengthened homeland security enterprise, terrorist threats persist and continue to evolve. The president's cabinet is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of government cabinet officers are nominated by the president and confirmed or rejected by the senate a cabinet is authorized in article 2 of the us constitution the secretary of state is the.
Ten years after its creation, the department of homeland security continues to push against a mixed record of accomplishments and setbacks, and a mission that experts say is still hard to pin down. Four of secretary tom ridge's senior deputies, in his initial position as assistant for homeland security at the white house, left for the private sector and began work as homeland security lobbyists, as did his legislative affairs director in the white house. The national homeland security strategy 4 homeland security presidential directive-5, management of domestic incidents as the national government created more and more programs, the congress authorized the establishment of regulatory agencies to oversee these programs. In clear and precise language, members of congress were warned by policy experts not to merge the federal emergency management agency into a newly created department of homeland security.