Last updated on: 3/13/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

US Department of Homeland Security Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“It’s not gonna be a priority of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prioritize their [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] removal. I’ve said that before. That’s not the policy of DHS… If you are a DACA that’s compliant with your registration, meaning you haven’t committed a crime, and you in fact are registered, you’re not priority of enforcement for ICE should the program end… That’d be in perpetuity.”

CBS News quoting US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, “DHS Secretary on Trump’s Reported Vulgar Comments, DACA Policy,” cbsnews.com, Jan. 16, 2018

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is our founding principle and our highest priority… The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation’s air, land, and sea borders to prevent illegal activity while facilitating lawful travel and trade.”

“About DHS,” dhs.gov, Sep. 27, 2017

Mission:

“The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear – keeping America safe.”

“About DHS,” dhs.gov, Sep. 27, 2017

Other:
Goverment organization
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Illegal Immigration?
  2. What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Crimes in the United States?
  3. What Is Legal Immigration?