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Homeland Security’s “Equity Action Plan” Doubles Down on Discrimination

As many federal agencies have done under the Biden administration, the Department of Homeland Security has implemented a so-called Equity Action Plan.

In accordance with Executive Order 13985— “Executive Order on Promoting Racial Equity and Supporting Underserved Communities through the Federal Government” — The DHS Equity Action Plan includes a number of provisions that go to against anti-discrimination laws, not to mention human decency.

The action plan agenda is used to discriminate based on skin color, among others. The kind of discrimination and division inherent in race-based policies and other so-called equity-based policies is a violation of 14e Amendmentthe guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” and the Civil Rights Act of 1964the prohibition of “discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin”.

The Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security is leading to ensure that this agenda is implemented as the Biden administration intends.

This office is supposed to fight discrimination, not encourage and incite it. It says it supports “the Department’s mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality before the law” and that “CLRC integrates civil rights and civil liberties practices into all activities of the Department…”.

His current role and actions say otherwise and constitute not only a complete dereliction of duty, but the pursuit of an agenda in opposition to the civil rights they were meant to protect.

The seven “key program areas” of the Equity Action Plan continue to operate in a discriminatory fashion.

Application for naturalizationis one area where DHS has wasted already limited resources on “gender marker” projects.

“Gender markers on USCIS forms and secure documents, including the Certificate of Naturalization and Certificate of Citizenship” to “incorporate the use of inclusive language that respects gender identities, including gender non-conforming and non-binary individuals” is one of DHS’ top seven priorities for “equity”.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a backlog of 8.5 million cases, but at the expense of these applicants, many of whom have been waiting for years, the agency is using its time and effort to add various options. gender to immigration benefit documents to the DHS directorate.

DHS Contracts Tenderis one area where the ministry’s plan reveals its habit of giving an unfair boost only to privileged companies or agencies.

It’s shameless”[focuses] additional outreach efforts on underserved communities” with the aim “to overcome identified barriers by improving awareness of available opportunities and navigating the procurement process in general, in particular for underserved communities…”.

DHS openly holds hands with potential contractors of its choosing and, in its own words, “navigates the contracting process” for them.

DHS should not prioritize particular groups in a way that elevates them above others and gives them an unfair advantage in bidding processes. Genuine civil rights and civil liberties are about fair and equal treatment, not special treatment for minority groups.

Fight against all forms of terrorism and targeted violenceis one of seven areas where DHS does not just elevate certain groups unfairly, but negatively targets groups disproportionately.

It is stated in the plan that “[domestic violent extremists] are driven by a variety of factors, including racial bias, perceived government excesses, conspiracy theories promoting violence, and false narratives of unsubstantiated fraud in the 2020 presidential election.”

“Among the DVE, racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, including white supremacists…will likely remain the deadliest DVE movement in the homeland,” he says.

This hyperfocus on white supremacy is nothing new. President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkasamong others, continually say that domestic violent extremism, and in particular white supremacy, is the “deadliest terrorist threat” to the homeland, despite the evidence to the contrary.

We know that federal agencies have no identification problem various innocent and patriotic sayings and symbols as indicators of “violent extremism”.

The DHS clearly targets those it calls “white supremacist threats” and ignores the most obvious and dire threats to the homeland, such as open borders. crisis.

Though intentionally out of touch with reality, the DHS has no problem touting its equity plan. In fact, the department is proud of it.

He follows “DHS Achievements in Equityhas a DHS Equity Task Force and hosts public listening and stakeholder engagement sessions, during which he brags about the “progress” he has made and boasts with enthusiasm for everything he plans to do to delve deeper into the issues of the division. our establishments.

The left doesn’t care about fairness when it comes to the nation’s capital block 40% of black children to go to school because of their failure to get vaccinated against COVID-19, or when women’s biological rights are violated by transgender “women” because these complaints and civil rights violations do not fit her narrative.

But just like he did with the since abandoned Disinformation Governance Councilthe Biden administration has no problem politicize federal agencies and working groups to achieve sweeping policy outcomes and pursue divider, strong arm Strategies.

The Biden administration must end its division, damagingand a discriminatory “equity” program.

This piece originally appeared in The daily signal