Good work locating a relevant and credible source. I wonder if Politico's article actually points out that the claim is factually accurate and true. Politico states that "DHS’s intelligence professionals have to say they’re conducting intelligence interviews, and they have to tell the people they seek to interview that their participation is voluntary." So in one way, what they are doing is not illegal according to your source link -- so what would be the ramifications/consequences for something that is legal? Additionally, I see that Politico says that concerns have been raised, but I didn't notice mention of "consequences" that may have been avoided.
You also mentioned that "the article describes that the program was paused last year because of internal concerns." So then there was a a consequence? And thus the claim could be false?