Yesterday Department of Homeland Security Secretary said that her department was working hard to protect American Citizens 24 hours/day, 7/days a week, 364 days a/year (yes she said 364). She did not, however, say whether they were protecting us in all 57 states.
Since June 2009, all travelers entering the US are required to provide a passport or other secure ID before being allowed in the US. The rule (the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative) was originally recommended by the 9/11 Commission as another safeguard at protecting us from being blown up into little pieces and scattered throughout the neighborhood.
The problem is not the individual CBP officers (U.S. Customs and Border Protection). According to the report, a year and a half into the new rules, CBP management hasn’t finished the guidelines and procedures telling the agents what they need to do in which situations:
CBP has not finalized the procedures that its officers will use to process WHTI-noncompliant travelers under full enforcement. The Director, WHTI Program Management Office, said the agency has begun drafting the procedures for moving the program to full enforcement; however, other priorities have precluded CBP management from giving final approval to the draft policy and procedures.
It seems as if every day or two the Senate is trying to pass a new version of the DREAM act amnesty bill. The voice of the American people keep telling our leaders, no amnesty until the borders are secured. This latest report from the IG of the Department of Homeland Security, proves that the Obama administration is not serious about the people’s demand to secure our borders.