“Despite working at DHS, I watch and learn about every day’s new descent into lawlessness and authoritarianism just like the rest of the world,” one employee said. “Being a part of this corrupt regime, even as I play no role in the decision making process, leaves me disgusted by my employer and saddened for my country.”…

“This administration’s utterly transparent fear-mongering of sending federal officers out against peaceful protesters in Portland and Chicago has no purpose other than to support Trump’s reelection bid. It is blatantly unconstitutional and an embarrassment to the agency and the career civil servants who work here,” said one employee.

Another DHS employee said that they’d never seen anything like Portland in their many years at the agency.

“We have a lot of work ahead in terms of repairing the public’s trust,” the employee said.