The small number of bribery and corruption cases by employees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could have a wider ranging impact on border security and immigration enforcement. The department’s 250,000 employees and vast law enforcement activities are about to be turned over to a new DHS Secretary who will have to address the emerging issue of official corruption.
Homeland Security employees caught in bribery and corruptions cases over the past several years represent less than 1 percent of the total number of employees.
“Any amount is bad, and one person alone can do a lot of damage,” John Roth, the inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, told the New York Times. “It doesn’t have to be widespread.”
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