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A pilot pandering program, just like at the FBI and CIA (see related links below). via Homeland Security launches community outreach.
CHICAGO | The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is “taking it to the streets.” At least that’s the motto behind a new pilot program aimed at combating the negative image that some community groups have about the department.
The program is being launched next week in Chicago to dispel stereotypes, mistrust and misinformation about the department and its agencies, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The idea is to bring together DHS officials with immigrants, Muslims and other groups to encourage them to reach out with any questions or concerns.
“All they see is that we’re standing at the borders, searching luggage,” said Robyn Dessaure, a Homeland Security field director, about Customs and Border Protection. “It’s time for us to get back on the ground.”
Officials hope the Chicago program would become a template for similar outreach nationwide.
Meeting with community groups to help build trust and get information is nothing new — the FBI has held meetings at mosques for years — but the Chicago program attempts to bring together different branches that typically don’t work together.
And all the FBI got in return was a lawsuit by Muslims and demands to make public FBI operating procedures. Oh and Hamas-linked CAIR and other Muslim groups boycotted working with the FBI.