Homeland Security will not protect lands



Few Alaskans seem to have noticed a bold move by Congress to turn over huge portions of our state to "operational control" by the Department of Homeland Security.

The "National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act," also known as H.R. 1505, would put all federal lands within 100 miles of the Canadian border or any American coastline under the unregulated control of Homeland Security -- specifically the Border Patrol.