Statements about Homeland Security

President Obama has "stopped using the phrase 'war on terror.' "

"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."

TSA "started off with 16,500 screeners and the agency has mushroomed to 67,000 employees with 3,590 administrative people ... making over $105,000 per year on average."

The radiation coming from the new TSA body scanners is "equivalent to about three minutes' worth of air travel by anybody, say, at 30,000 feet."

 Says Roy Blunt "secretly inserts language to benefit tobacco giant Philip Morris" into a national security bill while "Blunt's girlfriend and son are lobbyists for the cigarette company, and just days earlier, 26 Philip Morris executives wrote checks to Blunt totaling $23,000."

"There have been more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil by ... Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush after he invaded Iraq."

Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.

"There is already a mosque four blocks away."

"There’s a mosque inside of the Pentagon."

A New York imam wants to "have a mosque at Ground Zero.'' 

"The border security plan of Sens. McCain and Kyl called for 3,000 additional troops to keep us safe. President Obama says he'll send 524."

"Police officers in this state have that right," to check the immigration status of people they arrest.

Because of violence spreading from Mexico, "you’ve got bullets hitting the city hall in El Paso. You’ve got bombs exploding in El Paso."

Transporting drugs "is the price of admission" for people crossing the border illegally.

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin didn't want a border fence to block illegal immigration "because he is afraid that someone will get hurt trying to go around the fence."

"We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' "

"Barbara Boxer's worried about the weather" instead of terrorism as the biggest threat to national security.

"You’ve got almost twice as many cops in New York City as you do on our entire border. That’s nuts."

Says federal law enforcement officers cut off questioning of the Christmas Day underwear bomber by giving him a Miranda warning after 30 minutes of questioning.

Numbers on illegal immigrants "are down in terms of apprehensions, which indicates fewer illegal crossings, but also up in terms of actual enforcement actions."

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