DHS Wants Your Input (Sort of)

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at 12:40 pm

It sounded like a good idea. In this interactive age, the Department of Homeland Security wanted to take advantage of an easy way to get public feedback on its policies by implementing a Web-based system where users can share their opinions and ideas with the agency. The 2009 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review is supposed to be able to accept public comments about anything from enforcement of immigration laws to counter-terrorism policies. (Warning: the Website can be slow and when I first tried it I got a “Service Unavailable” message. But it eventually worked.)

Maybe DHS only wanted limited comments, because it originally planned to stop accepting them on Sunday, according to Wendy Sefsaf at Immigration Impact, the blog of the Immigration Policy Center. The agency has extended that deadline to Wednesday.

Sefsaf also reports that the DHS Website’s comments last week were “being filled up by the same template xenophobia that plagues so many of the comments section of online newspapers and blogs all over the web. At best, the comments are tinged with racism and anti-immigrant sentiment. At worst, the comments are totally irrelevant to DHS’s goals for which they are seeking comment.”

Immigration Impact is encouraging people with different perspectives to get involved. You too can participate by clicking here.

Comments

4 Comments

apooboy0
Comment posted September 8, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

Why is it if we are against illegal immigration, our voices are said to be “xenophobia “. or “racist”.

I laugh at the Town hall meeting that the Demacracy once said their people should disrupt. Now the shoe is on the other foot an they are calling upset people every name Negative Name they can thing of.

Look immigration is GOOD but Illegals should be sent home and we should close/protect Our right to let in who we want in OUR GREAT COUNTRY.

If you don't like Our rules Laws and (Laughing) racist opions .. Please Please feel free to go home.

David


ervinshinskey
Comment posted January 1, 2010 @ 9:58 am

I woould say that all the people here illegally should return to where ever they came from and try it the legal way.If they don't like our laws for entering this coountry then stay home or go to another country.


ervinshinskey
Comment posted January 1, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

I woould say that all the people here illegally should return to where ever they came from and try it the legal way.If they don't like our laws for entering this coountry then stay home or go to another country.


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