Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who has been in increasingly hot water for her anti-Semitic views, called for a complete defunding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week. That would basically eliminate national security and a number of agencies that are tasked with protecting the United States.
“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress,” Omar tweeted. “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”
DHS has a budget of over $45 billion per year. That funds multiple operational and support components that the department oversees… including the TSA. Just today, the Democrats were offering President Trump one-fourth of the funding needed for the wall on our southern border, but only if he reduces the number of beds in ICE detention facilities. That is an ‘open for business’ sign for illegal aliens and criminals. It also compromises national security just as Omar’s proposed defunding of DHS does.
Just one hour after calling for the defunding of DHS, Omar called for the back pay of TSA workers to be paid. She’s defending an agency that she is calling for the dissolution of. Brilliant.
From The Daily Wire:
“Completely defunding DHS would end the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Secret Service (USSS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Management Directorate, Science and Technology Directorate, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Office of Operations Coordination.”
When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.
Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019
DHS has five core goals in their mission statement:
Prevent Terrorism and Enhance Security:
Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is our founding principle and our highest priority. The Department of Homeland Security’s counterterrorism responsibilities focus on three goals:
1. Prevent terrorist attacks;
2. Prevent the unauthorized acquisition, importation, movement, or use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials and capabilities within the United States; and
3. Reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and key resources, essential leadership, and major events to terrorist attacks and other hazards.
Secure and Manage Our Borders:
The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation’s air, land, and sea borders to prevent illegal activity while facilitating lawful travel and trade. The Department’s border security and management efforts focus on three interrelated goals:
1. Effectively secure U.S. air, land, and sea points of entry;
2. Safeguard and streamline lawful trade and travel; and
3. Disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal and terrorist organizations.
Enforce and Administer Our Immigration Laws:
The Department is focused on smart and effective enforcement of U.S. immigration laws while streamlining and facilitating the legal immigration process.
The Department has fundamentally reformed immigration enforcement, prioritizing the identification and removal of criminal aliens who pose a threat to public safety and targeting employers who knowingly and repeatedly break the law.
Safeguard and Secure Cyberspace:
The Department has the lead for the federal government for securing civilian government computer systems, and works with industry and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to secure critical infrastructure and information systems. The Department works to:
1. Analyze and reduce cyber threats and vulnerabilities;
2. Distribute threat warnings; and
3. Coordinate the response to cyber incidents to ensure that our computers, networks, and cyber systems remain safe.
Ensure Resilience to Disasters:
The Department of Homeland Security provides the coordinated, comprehensive federal response in the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency while working with federal, state, local, and private sector partners to ensure a swift and effective recovery effort. The Department builds a ready and resilient nation through efforts to:
1. Bolster information sharing and collaboration;
2. Provide grants, plans and training to our homeland security and law enforcement partners; and
3. Facilitate rebuilding and recovery along the Gulf Coast.
Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay, then an hour later calls to defund DHS… which would end TSA pic.twitter.com/OaDTqV3Cbi
— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) February 9, 2019
From IJR on the left standing against DHS and ICE:
“As IJR Red reported, Omar, along with fellow freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), held a press conference on Thursday to call for ICE to be defunded.
“During her speech, Omar claimed immigrants are “detained and tortured” when they enter the U.S.
“I remember what [leaving for America] felt like, but the difference between what is happening to some of these little girls and me is that I didn’t have a cage waiting for me,” she said. “[…] And in this country, in the United States, people are not welcomed [with open arms]. They are separated and processed, they are detained and tortured, and we can’t continue to allow that to happen.”
“Despite Democratic freshmen slamming ICE, Trump highlighted the importance of the agency during his recent State of the Union address.
“We will always support the brave men and women of law enforcement, and I pledge to you tonight that I will never abolish our heroes from ICE,” he said. “Thank you.”’
Leftists such as Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib are looking to destroy this nation and since they have already compromised the media, they now are jockeying to take out our national security. President Trump will not stand for that.