Originally Posted by ecleland
How many terrorist has DHS captured? Yea I can't think of one but I have seen them pat down a lot of 90 year old ladies in the name of random fairness so lets cut DHS funding to $0 and go back to the way it was before. Let the CIA do what the CIA does best (capture and/or kill terrorist in the dead of night) Same way Obama killed Osama. Let local law enforcement work with ICE to simply enforce currently immigration law and get congress to pass some kind of guest worker program whereby we can legitimize and track needed foreign workers until such time that they return to their home countries or follow the existing path to citizenship
Yes, let's absolutely create a guest worker program. These folks can then legally be here doing the work we demand, and their families and children will be here legally too.
Then we can completely stop trying to deport many of the same folks I described in category 2, and DHS can focus even more on terrorists, and criminals.
But that is all great theory of what COULD happen in the future. Now back to reality. Here in reality today, DHS very much is part of our anti-terrorism net. I'm sorry you aren't informed about what DHS does. Here is a place to start informing yourself: http://www.dhs.gov/files/counterterrorism.shtm
But it isn't just terrorism they are fighting, they are fighting drug dealers and criminals too. Are you saying the Coast Guard (DHS) doesn't fight drug dealers?
Here in reality today, Democrats AND Republicans just agreed to cut funding for DHS. Now DHS MUST re-prioritize and cut services. That is reality, even if you have a plan to pass a great law sometime in the future. Today we've got two choices, which do you support:
1) We can focus our DHS resources on getting the terrorists, criminals, and drug dealers illegally entering the US that are actually a threat.
2) We can focus our DHS resources on hunting down and deporting the spouses and relatives of our OWN US SOLDIERS, and some kids who's PARENTS violated US law.
Which do you choose? Ball up and make the hard choices the DHS have to make. I find it pretty funny that you cannot answer a simple question about DHS priorities.