Homeland Security, Immigration Naturalization Service(INS), Immigration Custom Enforcement(ICE)
An Alarming and Authoritative View of What America Still Hasn't Done and What It Needs To Do Concerning Radical Shortcomings in America's Current Plan for Homeland Security.Sign PetitionSign Petition
I Am writing to you concerning a larger issue of national importance that was ignored by Politicians. While America been working on this matter with "illegal immigration" but forgotten to include "how wrong people are coming to America." The failure of the Division of Homeland Security has caused many American with a lot of problems. I turn to you and spread the word to Washington DC that I can provide you with a lot of proof in your message that you are conveying about illegals. I have figured out what no one in Homeland Security can figure out, the failure is within the infrastructure of each Division of Homeland Security.
An Alarming and authoritative view of what America still hasn't done and what it needs to do. Radical shortcomings in America's current plan for Homeland Security. America remains dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond. Despite the passage of time, our state of Homeland Insecurity has not materially changed. Those care free days are now gone, but unfortunately we have inherited critical infrastructure so open that they offer illegal a vast menu of soft targets. Meanwhile America has been reluctant to take the pragmatic measures to address vulnerabilities at home that our affluence can well afford. While it is unrealistic to expect that we can eliminate overnight vulnerabilities that have been decades in the making, we must do better. Our nation faces grave peril, though we see unwillingly to mobilize at home to confront what before us.
Those who share my concern were convinced that little could be done. the common refrain I hear 'America needs a crisis to act." Nothing will change until we have a serious act on U.S. Soil. Sadly, it turns us that even 9/11 has not served as a catalyst for the U.S. to take stock of its many vulnerabilities. What I have noticed our poufets of innovation by dedicated public who are being tasked each date to do the impossible to secure a nation that has not been mobilized to defend itself at home. The U.S. has failed to secure its homeland. Many in Washington DC will likely protest this judgment arguing I do not adequately account for the progress they are making. I know how exposed our nation is and I have been closely monitoring what has been happening to improve our security.
There are too many incompletes to justify. i can offer some pragmatic suggestions on how to tackle specific vulnerabilities including emergency responder issue. Homeland Security must adopt to the imperative to more effectively police people moving and greatest speech through the Immigration and Naturalization Service(INS) system. Being haunted by America's persistence state of vulnerability, i live each day cursed with an awareness of how far we have to go to protect our nation. If 9/11 was a wake-up call, clearly America has fallen back asleep. Homeland Security remains the abiding reality, this has been little appetite in Washington DC to move beyond government reorganization and color-coded alerts. Moving forward from where we are to where we have to be about the ends and means of homeland Security than his current underway. The one big problem with the 'best defense is a good offense" mantra is that it manages to overlook the central reality. Obviously not everyone and everything gets checked in the U.S. There are over 7 to 9 million number of illegals migrating to America?
It is a sense of futility, field by the lack of vision about what sensible measures are worth pursuing, that lies at the heart of our national inertia on the Homeland Security issue. There is an old security axion 'if you have to look at everything you will see nothing." Stated differently, dumb security can be useless as no security. In fact it can be more dangerous, since it creates the illusion of safety without actually providing it. A core obligation of government is to provide for the safety and security of its people. my concern has bee that the imperative of openness has been trumping the public sectors means to meet that responsibility not only are innocent lives being placed in jeopardy, but the globalization process itself is at risk. Security without openness is as self-destructing as openness without security. In the same vein, our new security agenda should be about taking the appropriate steps to reduce the risks that can destroy ad disrupt the things that we value. That translates into the need to develop the right carrots and sticks to encourage across the board security measures. More often, it involves improving the capacity to monitor systems and develop contingencies for coping when something goes wrong. This allows for something less than ironclad security. What is required is enough security to create a deterrent.
If we are smart and how we construct a security deterrent, we will achieve other benefits. It is hard to be the bearer of sober news on how little progress we are making, doing everything within our power to address the daily challenges that confront us. You may seem shocking for some to learn just how to secure this country is, be assured that illegals are very much in the know. Highlighting how much work remains to be done, mindful of how exposed we remain. Most Americans take this operational security imperative at face value and presume that there is a lot going on behind the scenes which the government cannot disclose. The reality is that our national security hogs are having a difficult time learning new tricks. But we have not press those in charge to provide an accounting of concrete steps they are taking to lesser vulnerabilities or respond effectively.
Part of the problem is that Washington DC continues to treat domestic and national security is distinguishable from one another. There is no narrative illustration of our reluctance to acknowledge that the two have become interwined than the sudden arrival in our daily lexicon of the term "Homeland Security." Infrastructure security suffers from the "tragedy of the commons." Politicians are becoming increasingly reluctant to convene vulnerability assessments; to do so would only add to the political liability risk, should anything transpire and the public discovers that officials knew but failed to act. Security maturity, when it comes to dealing with the new security agenda, America needs to grow up. Inevitably draconian measures will be abandoned as some as the sense of any emergency passes. Parachuting security measures and when they had been previously overlooked or treated as a secondary consideration can ever be counterproductive. this is because quick security fixes can act much like a Band-Aid over and infected wound, while the Band-Aid creates the illusion of treating the injury, it can cover more serious, untreated problems just beneath the surface. The Safety Paradigm suggests three key lessons that can inform the approach we can take to Homeland Security. First America is not expect their lives to be risk-free. Second managing risk works best if safeguards are integrated as an organic part of a sector environment and if they are dynamic and adapting to changes in the environment. Third government plays an essential role in providing incentives and disincentives for people in industry to meet minimum standards. Bluntly stated, security won't happen by itself.
Our current approach to Homeland Security largely overlooks all three of these lessons. Our line-in-the-sand approach to enforcements also undermines the basis for cooperation and information sharing among enforcement and its officials. Security solutions that focus only on the mist visible manifestations will end up a short-term foxes that generate long-term problems. The necessary starting point for moving beyond the polemics that are now dominating this debate is to acknowledge that any single security measure always follow accrue of diminishing returns. That is, the harder you pursue a particular security fix, the more difficult it becomes to get much in the way of additional security results.
Effective security always requires constructing layers of measures. It is about identifying workable measures, we need to string them together in such a way that each serves to reinforce the deterrent value of the other. Our approach to Homeland Security has to be dynamic and multifaceted. Instead, it must be construct to operate with the same level of vigilance, nuances and adaptability as a healthy human immune system. For the nation at large everyday citizens have to be an active part of the solution. We should see it as a civic duty to participate and crafting and sustaining protective measures. We need to plan for the eventuality that our security measures will be imperfect. In some cases, a security breach will be from a benign source.
Risk Management is partly about trying to reduce the probability. we need to understand that risk management is impossible if there is not sufficient visibility and accountability. Amar ever transparency is essential as the public is to believe that the government is maintaining effective oversight of current security imperatives. Accordingly we will have to look proactively at our critical infrastructure from the perspective. These vulnerability assessments must look at the entire system and its links to other systems and not be limited to specific components. Providing security to complex systems must be a collaborative exercise. It's essential to place special emphasis on these initiatives to implement well-conceived layered security measures that protects the critical foundation of our society. we have to make judgments about most immediate vulnerabilities, identifying what stopgap protective measures we can implement.
Homeland Security task should be dealt as tackling a jigsaw puzzle. Sorting them out by common features beginning with the process of piece them together. It becomes easier to decipher" that there is a lack of intelligence sharing with federal authorities. Topping the list is communications. There are no interoperable communication system. To a certain extent tempering our reliance on the critical foundations of our society is a prudent response to the dangers that confront us. However, a wholesale loss of public faith in the dependability of these networks would be devastating. Accordingly each of the sectors there are things we have to do right away to reduce that risk. We need to stop dancing around imperative of establishing security standards. There has to be standards and there has to be adequate capacity to vigorously enforce them.
Homeland Security and its divisions do not ensure compliance but lack overall credibility. No challenges are naturalized overnight. They are a consequence of decades of work in constructing the foundation of our society, without anyone paying much heed to the imperative of security. Reducing our vulnerabilities has been further complicated. The result is both to heighten our exposure and to increase the number of Division of Homeland Security involved in formulating a response. We cannot dodge the Homeland Security enterprise nor should we be over accrued by it.
many of the challenges are issues of policy and coordination. Planning it will take determined executive leadership to keep on course. most of all, it will take mobilizing the nation by providing a framework for the systemized engagement of the American people in safeguarding the nation. Reorganization to the Department of Homeland security division, especially Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to face startup hurdles that go beyond run-of-the mill. Workers at INS/ICE are doing nothing.
All types of law enforcement agencies at any level contend with daunting problems associated with trying to gather and distribute intelligence to support its mission. Historically intelligence and investigative agencies are willing to share classified or sensitive information. Then there is an unwritten rule in the law enforcement world that you have to give something to get something. there must be an intelligence collection as assigned intelligence chief.
I believe even within different division of homeland security are intimidating and procedural barriers to sharing information. Department of Homeland Security is working with all mainframe computer systems that were designed not so much for managing data as for collecting and storing it. There are also legal barriers that must be worked out to get the systems to talk with one another, in short the internal and intramural struggle the Department of homeland security faces. we need to mobilize the homeland by drawing inspiration on existing entities and practices that work. There are serious discrepancies within the INS and ICE system causing a laissez-faire approach that provides no protection. according to Abraham Lincoln's message to Congress in December 1862 'The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present." The occasion is piled high with uncertainty and we must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. we must disenthrall ourselves and then shall we save our country. this is not a time for timidity, nor is it a time for persisting with a moded security framework designed.
We must create the kind of structure that widens the breath and quality of civic participation in making America safe. INS and ICE are not tapping into their sense of civic duty. Vulnerabilities imprudent that it is already advertised as our weakness. This perspective is reinforced by Homeland Security division workers that operate on the basis that information should only be shared with those who need to know. Apparently each Division of Homeland Security does not know anything at all and does not know what they are doing? But there is a serious myriad of vulnerabilities being overlooked. For one thing it grossly underestimates the determination incapability of outsiders. It is also underrates what can be quickly be accomplished by harnessing the ingenuity and civic-mindless of the American people. There is a shortcoming in the Division of Homeland Security, but solving the shortcomings would require a supportive public. Homeland Security must follow a mantra of acting effectively to work.
What is certain is that the risk of overreach rises if Homeland Security officials are charged with having done too little, too late. This means that the public should consider prevention, protection and certain measures as a form of insurance against self-inflicted harm to our liberties and way of life. Create protective measures in advance must form a layered and dynamic system of defenses that incorporate the contribution of human intuition and judgment.
Homeland Security division must stop the secretive , top-down, us versus them routine and must give a way two more inclusive processes. Every Division of Homeland Security becomes a source of angst and alienation to the public at large and example if enforcement tactics are perceived as unfair, then the public will be less willing to report and be reluctant to cooperate. Communication systems currently in place often lack the capability to talk with one another of multi agencies at work. While the problem is often most serious among agencies from different jurisdictions or different levels, even agencies from the same jurisdiction frequently cannot readily communicate due to technical problems or differences in their organizations procedures and communication practices.
See Something Say Something: What happened to it? All lost , no cases are being worked on beyond backlog or is it that no one really figured out most simple answer. I have acquired an intimate understanding of America's vulnerabilities and might have found out how the wrong people are setting foot in America. Letters of complaint-issue-concern and seek help from different divisions of Homeland Security where it would help them to better manage risk. Politicians whom are suppose to help public citizens of their area of ignored crucial information during ill times concerning-approaching our Homeland Security challenges. So far nothing but neglect. Politicians "Leadership" begins with acquiring an unvarnished view of the realities that define current circumstances, then acting on realities can be transformed. Department of Homeland Security lacks adequate strategies, plans and information systems. Each division of Homeland Security must engage to bolster the capacity to manage common problems. The reason America is vulnerable, Homeland Security is failing to protect its citizens.
Thank You, Without Prejudice
Amir Rizvi Without Recourse