Homeland Security and the Unintended Consequences of their Polices and Practices

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Any official policy or practice will have both intended and unintended consequences. This paper looks at some of the ways in which the policies of Homeland Security have resulted in unexpected or unintended outcomes. Included in the paper is a decision of the way the Patriot Act undermines privacy and freedom, the way relations between police and immigrant communities have been impacted, and the unintended outcomes for the airline industry associated with TSA strategies. Seven sources are cited in this four page paper.