Mayorkas’s division is charged with stopping overseas and home terrorist assaults. It screens threats from weapons of mass destruction, protects infrastructure and ensures we’re protected from cyber assaults.
What a lot of DHS’s businesses do have in frequent is that you simply usually don’t hear a lot about them until one thing actually dangerous has occurred.
So even when Mayorkas didn’t additionally oversee immigration, probably the most fraught of political points, being DHS secretary – answerable for defending the nation in opposition to terrorism, pc hackers, nuclear weapons, and pure disasters – can usually be a thankless job.
And regardless of his greatest makes an attempt, it’s Mayorkas’s administration of Border Patrol, ICE, and Immigration Companies that has dominated his tenure and made him the GOP’s major goal of assault within the Biden Cupboard.
On this episode of Deep Dive, Ryan and Sec. Mayorkas talk about how the terrorism menace has modified during the last twenty years, the challenges of confronting home extremism, why the top of Title 42 didn’t result in the border surge many predicted, the way forward for TSA, the fentanyl disaster, the prospects of impeachment, and the way going by means of the meat grinder of D.C. politics has modified him.