The policy changes regarding national security that have taken place since 9/11 are infringing and inconsiderate and despite good intentions, rarely do anything to stifle terrorism.

KQED News reported that after the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was formed from 22 separate government agencies following 9/11 the number of deportation of illegal aliens nearly doubled from 200,000 to 400,000 annually.

Despite these high numbers, ICE’s policies are not making Americans any safer from terrorism. KQED found that about half of those deported were charged with a criminal offense, most being low level and nonviolent crimes such as failing to use a turn signal. Deportations because of small crimes is ineffective in the fight against preventing another 9/11.

No other agency screams government overreach like the TSA who’s notoriously known for catching more lawsuits than terrorists.

According to USA Today, the TSA has paid passengers $3,000,000 over the past 5 years for claims that employees broke, lost or stole their luggage or items inside, amounting to about 50,000 complaints.

“It was so easy,” said Pythias Brown, a former TSA officer who stole more than $800,000 worth of passengers property. “I walked right out of the checkpoint with a Nintendo Wii in my hand. Nobody said a word.” reported that Brown had spent the better part of four years at Newark Liberty International Airport using his position to steal anything he could get his hands on.

This alone proves why the TSA is a terribly crooked organization and instead of working to find terrorist they are more concerned with lining their own pockets.

Since the wake of 9/11 the US government has been trying to prevent more terrorist attacks, but seem to be creating more crimes than stopping them. With ineffective and privacy infringing policies the government has much to work on if they ever want to accomplish the goals that they say they are trying to make a reality.

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