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Secretary of Homeland Security speaks to FOP about teamwork, immigration
Janet Napolitano emphasizes prioritizing threats to communities

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says focusing on real threats to community safety should be the focus.
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The head of Homeland Security is the keynote speaker at the National Fraternal Order of Police convention underway this week in Cincinnati. For Ohio Public Radio WVXU's Tana Weingartner has more on Secretary Janet Napolitano's speech this morning.

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says working together is critical when it comes to protecting communities and the country.

“You are often in the best position to first notice the signs of a planned terrorist attack or a threat to our communities,” says Napolitano. “And because of that, our homeland security work must be interwoven with your work at the local level each and every day.”

Napolitano told roughly 4,000 police officers from around the country that Fusion Centers continue to be opened allowing for better flow of information between local law enforcement and various federal agencies. She adds Homeland Security needs to improve the security clearance process to make sure local agencies are allowed access to protected information.

The secretary also says border security is a major issue and solving it involves modernizing immigration laws.

“It will enable law enforcement along the border to keep our focus where it needs to be: on [narcotics] traffickers, on human smugglers, on trans-national criminal organizations,” she says.

Immigration policy changes, she says, would also free up officers to focus on public safety threats.

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This time their is no second chance to stop overpopulation, crumbling infrastructure and shortages of drinkable water.

America will only be secure enough when the Obama Administration doesn't give away freebies, for votes.

America will only be secure enough when we station the National Guard and build the real double fencing instead of Afghanistan's border.

America will only be secure enough when businesses are openly complaining they can't get enough illegals.

America will only be secure when Farmers and agriculture are held accountable for legal guest workers, for them paying for emergency care and benefits.

America will only be secure enough when schools no longer teach English as a second language.

America will only be secure enough when I no longer get greeted by a people speaking Spanish when I walk into a store.

America will only be secure when they implement the mandatory entry and exit system, along with E-Verify to detect visa airline, ports of entry overstays and border jumpers.

America will only be secure enough when Mexico and other dictatorships have REVOLUTION, because it then cannot dump its poor, it's criminals and malcontents in the U.S. and their people rise up and overthrow the corrupt government economic and political system.

America will only be secure enough should NOT be determined or influenced by pro-illegal alien groups such as the Latino Public Policy Center or La Raza.

America will only be secure when they revise the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT, so only babies and children of U.S. citizen parents can claim public benefits and cash payments.

America will only be secure enough when EVERY American CITIZEN is issued a biometric ID card to replace the worthless Social Security cards and they will be required in order to hold a job. These cards should maintain your fingerprints, retinal scan and photograph to detect unauthorized workers, voter fraud and personal credit theft.

America is only secure enough when the IRS and Social Security and ICE talk to each other and exchange intelligence back and forth instead of being prohibited by law from doing so, which makes it very difficult to catch invaders.

America will only be secure when both political parties learn their allegiance is to ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE and not Special Interests and their lobbyists.

America will only be secure if the deliberately underestimated 11 million illegal aliens don't get a free pass to citizen entitlements, sponsoring more family members and thereby accelerating the population by another 30 to 50 million and adding more poverty to our nation. Thank God for House Rep. Steve King and a few Senators Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz who will not tow the line and do the bidding of the majority, who would awash this country in more dire poverty. We haven't even finished for the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act debacle.

Privacy of innocent Americans is being obliterated thanks to agencies like the NSA spying on us;
Votes were suppressed—even STOLEN—as the IRS targeted conservative political groups during the last election;
Our right to bear arms under the Second Amendment is in grave jeopardy as this administration attempts their gun-grab every chance it gets. Tyranny has come alive;
Now Obama administration is using the Trayvon Martin case to launch his attempt to obliterate Stand Your Ground laws in 30 states;
First Amendment rights are being trampled with wiretapping of the press;
60% of doctors will retire in the coming 3 years as a direct result of Obamacare—a death sentence to many;
Obamacare, only in the initial stages, is already a catastrophe, collapsing on itself;

A large majority of politicians and the federal government are exempt from the Obamacare, whereas all Americans must join.

33 million illegals who broke the law coming into our country could soon be rewarded with amnesty—jobs will be stolen from hardworking Americans while wages are diminished;

Illegal aliens are coming fast across the border in droves claiming Asylum. Guess whose paying for there hotels, food, etc.,?

Racial divide is growing bigger not smaller. The Obama administration continually race-baits America and has recently stepped it up, fueling hatred with his own ignorant views on the Trayvon Martin case;
Benghazi blood still runs like a river through his hands—and still, justice has not been served but swept under the carpet;
He freely gives guns and money to criminals and terrorists in Egypt...and positions in the White House to radical members of the Muslim Brotherhood who influence Obama's policies;
Hundreds of millions of our taxpayer dollars have been spent by Obama and his family on lavish vacations;
Has the gall to throw rock star parties at the White House—after closing it to the public.

At every chance he breaks the law and flaunts mass hypocrisy. He and his buddy Dept of Justice Eric Holder should be in JAIL.

Oh yes, his true nature has been fully exposed in a way that makes your blood run cold. Even Obama's most diehard defenders are questioning his motives.

We need to strike while the iron is blistering hot.

We have fought long and hard and people are finally opening their eyes to the fake, the fraud, the rot, the liars in the Obama administration.

When EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE LAWS HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED ... then we'll talk. Fax you indignation and frustration at Read more about the concealed immigration truths at

Posted by: Dave Francis (Indianapolis, IN) on August 13, 2013 8:08AM
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