The Daily Caller: The DHS’s List Of ‘Outstanding Americans’ Reads Like A Who’s Who Among Open Border Advocates

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November 2, 2016

By Jonah Bennett

The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with defending the U.S. borders and enforcing immigration law, and yet many of the winners of its “Outstanding American” award have pushed to undermine border security and advocate for illegal aliens.

Here are the eight “Outstanding Americans” the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services deemed good candidates for t’s e award, which “recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens.”

Maria Hinojosa, a 2009 recipient of the award, has been described by The Latin Post as having “worked tirelessly to broadcast the voice of la raza as a journalist, an anchor, an author, a producer and a reporter.”

After she received the DHS award in 2009, she continued to blast the agency for detaining illegals crossing the border and referred to detention efforts of migrant alien children as discriminatory. “If those were American children, this wouldn’t be happening,” Hinojosa said, according to PBS.

Eva A. Millona, a 2010 award winner, is executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, a taxpayer-funded organization that has severely criticized the DHS for carrying out a federal mandate that empowers the DHS to request that state and local police detain illegals.

The group has also advocated strongly for illegals and slammed deportations as being responsible for the death of illegals after they are sent back to their own countries. … Read the full story by Jonah Bennett.

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