November 12, 2009, - 5:43 pm
There’s great news around Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the nation’s primary immigration enforcement agency. James Dinkins, an experienced investigator and consummate professional, will become the Director of the Office of Investigations for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jim Dinkins: ICE’s New Top Cop Gets It
Many ICE agents who read this site know that I personally know Jim Dinkins and have previously praised him on this site. We’d hoped he’d replace the incompetent, pan-Islamist supersucker Brian Moskowitz a/k/a Abu Moskowitz as the ICE Special Agent in Charge in Michigan. I consider Dinkins a friend, and I know first hand that he “gets it.” He’s smart, sharp, hard-working, and has experience on the street, investigating important cases. That’s what we need.
As a Senior Supervisory agent and later Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Michigan U.S. Customs Service office in Detroit, Dinkins was an important and integral part of Operation Greenquest, which followed the trail of terrorist financing. He was involved in very important investigations and went after Islamic hawala money transfer systems that were sending millions from Dearbornistan to Yemen, apparently to fund Islamic terrorism. At ICE headquarters, he led ICE’s Cornerstone program, educating corporate leaders on terrorism funding and money-laundering. He is one of the good guys, and I respect him a great deal. Maybe this is a good sign that ICE is turning the corner.
I contrast this with the previous choice for this position, ICE Special Agent Robert Schoch, who–as I exclusively reported here–is currently under investigation. While I do not know whether Agent Schoch did anything wrong–he may be completely innocent–he did not have the necessary experience for this position that Jim Dinkins has.
While I have no doubt that one good person amidst many bad leaders will not change ICE quickly (if at all) nor will it correct a poor culture and bad morale at the agency, it’s a huge step in the right direction. If everybody at ICE were like Jim, illegal aliens and those violating Customs laws would have a lot to fear. Sadly, extreme political correctness prevails at ICE as it does at other federal law enforcement agencies. One person can’t dial that back, but I have hope.
As you can tell, I think a lot of Dinkins, so don’t disappoint me, Jim. It would kill me to write about that. I know you are reading this, Jim, and I expect great things from you.
ICE is an incredible mess. Jim Dinkins is a great start for a cleaning crew. Sadly, there are immature Napolitano-bot sleazebags, like ICE Chief of Staff Suzie Barr, who I’m told is really running the show at the agency, while she jokes about a support column near her desk being a “stripper pole.” (You stay classy, Suzie.)
I intend to write more about the current ICE leadership soon. Stay tuned. For now, congrats, Jim.
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