Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DHS Cancels Meeting with House Members--Why?

Thanks to a communique from Washington, Border Explorer has learned the the Department of Homeland Security cancelled a meeting they had scheduled with members of the House of Representatives. House Members requested a meeting with leaders of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Recent events in the nation that involve immigration enforcement prompted the request. It's unknown why DHS backed out of that meeting after agreeing to it.

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According to information dispersed by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) as of the time of this post, the meeting is not yet rescheduled. She urges that they address the Representatives' concerns at a meeting "immediately."

According to her statement, she's dismayed at the unexplained cancellation:

“I am extremely disappointed and concerned that DHS canceled today’s scheduled meeting that I and several of my House colleagues requested with ICE leadership. Frankly, ICE’s failure to meet and provide us with important information regarding ICE’s recent wave of arrests raises serious questions about the transparency of the agency’s activities.

“ICE has a responsibility to provide Members with a full and clear accounting of the arrests and to answer questions about specific incidents reported by our constituents. The recent ICE actions have created fear and panic in our communities. Our constituents worry about what these arrests could mean for them, their families, and their friends. It is essential that Members of Congress know the facts about these enforcement activities in order to properly inform our constituents, who deserve truth and transparency from ICE.

Fear and panic pose concerns to national security, in the opinion of Border Explorer. DHS needs to step up to the plate and address Congressional questions.

  • Would you expect DHS to back out of a meeting with Congress? 
  • What accountability should we expect from the agency carrying out raids throughout the nation?


One Fly said...

Expect nothing good from this administration Billie. Just not going to happen.

This decision came from on high. This evil man has to have his nose in everything. It's the way he's always been among many other very negative traits.

Thanks everyone for your show of ignorance.

Billie Greenwood said...

That could very well be the case. Lots of speculation. I can't imagine the tension in D.C. right now.
Thanks for contributing, One!