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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Dysfunction at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues..

In what can only be described as stunningly ignorant as well as an example of what is wrong with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), this story recently surfaced out of Washington, D.C.

It seems that a DHS employee has been put on leave after coming to a DHS Halloween party dressed in a black and white striped prisoner outfit, phony dreadlocks, and skin bronzer to make him look African-American.

But that is not the most outrageous part of the story. It seems as of the head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, a political hack named Julie Myers, not only hosted the party but sat on a panel that orginally commended the costume for its 'originality". It was only after complaints by offended employees did Ms. Myers launch an investiogation and send an e-mail apologizing for "a few of the costumes," calling them "inappropriate and offensive." She said she and other senior managers "deeply regret that this happened."

Are you kidding me!!!

Illegal immigrants are overrunning the borders of the United States and you have time to stop for a Halloween Party??

You can't find the time to build a fence on the border that congress mandated that you build, but you can judge a costume contest??

You commend a racially offensive costume as "original" and then after being called on it you have to be forced to apologize??

Where are this woman's priorities? It's no wonder that ICE is a bungling, inept bureacracy that can't catch, much less deport the criminal illegal immigrants that are running amuck in our streets, much less stop the flow at the borders.

ICE is the second largest federal enforcement agency with some 15,000 employees and 6,000 investigators.

Ms. Myers, a lawyer, has not yet been confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland security by the U.S. Senate.

And for a myriad of reasons, including the inability of ICE to control the border, Ms. Myers lack of criminal enforcement experience; and her stunningly poor judgement as displayed in this recent incident, she should not be confirmed. It is clear that we need better leaders in the battle to secure our borders and it is equally clear that after two years in the job, Ms. Myers is not up to the challenge.

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