To The Daily Sun,
Despite the hysteria, our nation's security is not at risk if the Homeland Security funding bill is not passed and Homeland Security "shutdown". The services essential to our national security never stop even if their funding runs out. They didn't stop during previous government shutdowns and they won't stop during future shutdowns.
Every single job essential to our nation's security (e.g., Border Control, Coast Guard, FEMA, Secret Service, Domestic Nuclear Detection office), continues without interruption even if the funding hasn't been passed.
The hysteria over the Homeland Security funding bill has been created to blackmail the American people into accepting President Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens. Amnesty for illegal aliens makes a mockery of our laws, encourages more illegal immigration, is unjust to people trying to immigrate legally, and hurts American workers, taxpayers, the truly needy, and crime victims.
Unfortunately many politicians (Democrat and Republican), the media, and special interest groups (e.g., la Raza, unions, business) benefit personally, politically and/or financially, from illegal immigration and amnesty and don't care about the harm to other Americans.
People generating hysteria over the Homeland Security funding bill know essential services continue and they evade questions about what happens if the bill is not passed, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson did Feb. 22 on Stephanopoulos's show.
The bipartisan House Homeland Security funding bill is being held up by Senate Democrats. They are willing to raise fears about and "shutdown" Homeland Security unless Congress funds President Obama's amnesty which President Obama repeatedly said he couldn't legally do and which has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge.
The IRS Director says President Obama's amnesty allows low income (most) illegal alien heads of household to claim up to $24,000 in income tax refunds. This could cost taxpayers $50 to $100 billion and applies to people who overstayed their visas (like many of the 9-1-1 hijackers) and people who crossed the borders illegally.
Most Americans know that illegal immigration and amnesty are wrong. Thus people who want and benefit from illegal immigration and amnesty try to scare us about national security to coerce us to accept them anyway. Don't be fooled.
Our nation's security is threatened more by providing amnesty which encourages more illegal immigration than by refusing to fund amnesty for illegal aliens.
Contact Senators Shaheen and Ayotte (and others like Mitch McConnell) and tell them amnesty is simply wrong and it must not be funded. Tell them that you know that our nation's security is not at risk if Homeland Security is not funded immediately, but that tolerating illegal aliens and giving them amnesty harms our country and American citizens.