Step 1: show your respect for law enforcement by slapping a sanctimonious sticker on your car.
Step 2: disrespect the law by parking your car illegally.
Funny thing: if this driver were an illegal immigrant, I guess we’d have to think about deporting him, right? I mean, the law is the law is the law. And lawbreakers have to be dealt with, ideally by breaking up their families and sending them to their “countries of origin,” regardless of their job prospects, level of familiarity, or linguistic competence there. Luckily, this driver probably isn’t an illegal immigrant. So I guess it’s entirely appropriate that he should have the opportunity to break the law with impunity, then trumpet his respect for law enforcement. That’s how we roll in America.
If he were an illegal, the greatest irony, I suppose, would be to have him deported by one of his classmates. Because DHS and CPB are certainly chomping at the bit to recruit them. From an email in my inbox:
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Frontline will be hosting a webinar on job and internship opportunities for students and recent graduates. The virtual event will feature an overview of Frontline positions, including: Border Patrol Agent, CBP Officer, Air Interdiction Agent, Marine Interdiction Agent, Aviation Enforcement Agent, and Agriculture Specialist. Presenters will provide an overview of the application and hiring process, and a panel of CBP Frontline experts will answer live questions from webinar participants. Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBPfrontline
In addition, last month the Office of Academic Engagement launched a Recruitment Listserv specifically for students and recent graduates. Each month subscribers will receive updates on job and internship opportunities, Q&A with DHS employees, opportunities to tour DHS facilities, upcoming webinars, and more. Please subscribe here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OAE_Recruitment_GovDelivery_Sign-up
DHS Office of Academic Engagement
I hope someone recognizes the Van Halen allusions in the last three posts I’ve done.