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  • Mar 21st, 2011 @ 5:16pm

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    From DHS Homepage:"To secure the nation from the many threats we face. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe."

    From Wiki:
    created in response to the September 11 attacks, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters.

    From Ice Home Page:
    ICE's primary mission is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration.

    From Wiki:
    **************"ICE is led by a director, who is appointed at the sub-Cabinet level by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate"**********************
    (The director is appointed, chosen or selected by the Commander and Chief of the largest country in the world?)
    "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was formed pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 following the events of September 11, 2001. "
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    Both of these groups were formed almost immediately after the largest terrorist attack that has ever happened on US soil in the entire history of the country. Their sites clearly imply in non-ambiguous terms they are here to be sure that terrorists NEVER EVER attack our country in that fashion again. They are directly linked to the President(leader) of one of the most powerful countries in the world.

    We have in place well over 100 Government Organizations on a Federal and Local level whose job it is to investigate or arrest, "Bad Guys"

    My question is simply:
    WHY is ICE/DHS doing the jobs of local law enforcement? How do they justify this or rationalize it? Whether it is legal or illegal(a judge will decide) How can putting illegal movies or links which "might" be illegal represent an immediate threat to large pools of citizens like terrorism physical threats or violence can?

    While I am interested in your opinion I would be more interested in "evidence supported opinion" or "facts"(it there a difference?"

    I searched for over 20 min to see how DHS/ICE justifies this and found next to nothing. Can you help? :)