I love this article about the child who told Michelle Obama, that her mom did not have papers to be in the United States. I especially enjoy the quote from OUR Homeland Security Department:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has said it is not pursuing Daisy’s parents. Immigration investigations, it said in a statement, “are based on making sure the law is followed and not on a question-and-answer discussion in a classroom.” (my bold)
Apparently the spokesperson for the department has not had the opportunity to read the strategic plan (they must have been reading the New Arizona Law, not, or the Old US Laws, not) of their department, so, I would like to provide a link to the United States Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan.
If they do not have enough time to read the entire 44 pages, here are some relevant portions:
1. Mission Statement – We will lead the unified national effort to secure America. We will prevent and deter terrorist attacks and protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the Nation. We will secure our national borders while welcoming lawful immigrants, visitors, and trade.
That is all, the entire statement. It can not be taken out of context, there is nothing else.
2. Objective 1.1 – Achieve Effective Control of Our Borders. We will reduce the likelihood that terrorists can enter the United States. We will strengthen our border security and gain effective control of our borders – at and between the ports, on land, at sea, and in the air. We will defend our homeland with layers of security. Whenever possible, we will expand our zone of security, managing risks and interdicting threats before they arrive on our shores. We will make our border security smarter, stronger, and more effective while facilitating legitimate travel, migration, and continued expansion of commerce.
That is all, the entire objective, it is the first one. It can not be taken out of context, there is nothing else. And, finally,
3. Objective 1.2 – Protect Our Interior and Enforce Immigration Laws. We will increase the efficiency of our systems for processing arriving visitors and immigrants without sacrificing security or respect for human dignity. We will increase apprehensions of workers and employers violating immigration laws. We will administer immigration laws with integrity, efficiency, and respect.
That is all, the entire objective, it is the second one. It can not be taken out of context, there is nothing else.
I would like to remind them that if the people are here ILLEGALLY, they have already BROKEN the laws of the United States. Homeland Security’s job is to ENFORCE the law. If they do not like the law, they can run for congress or the senate, and attempt to change them.
Until then, DO YOUR JOB!!