Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Expanding?!

It’s time to blog about Homeland Security. Yes, it is ‘Watch Your Back Wednesday’ already! Today I want to talk about a meeting that happened earlier at The White House. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met, with lawyers present, regarding the issue of deportation. Regarding this subject, many of you will recall the blog I posted last Wednesday stressing the need for more resources and more action. Well, today we go more action.

Today’s meeting was to discuss revamping policy on how to deport someone and if we, as a country, should deport someone truly here illegally without a conviction. The meeting also addressed the issue of criminal activity and illegal immigrants.

The recommendations included suspending or even doing away with the deportations of the estimated 8 million undocumented immigrants who would quality for legal status under the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate last year but stalled in the House.

So, what is next? Well, this was just a meeting. There is nothing set in stone now. With Congress, getting anything accomplished right now is nearly impossible. I’m hopeful the meeting today does create a favorable outcome for those seeking to make a better life for themselves while we are still able to protect of freedoms.

Until tomorrow,

Twyla N. Garrett

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