May 7, 2007, - 9:48 am
Welcome to the NEW Homeland Security: Immigration NOT Law Enforcement; Desperately Seeking “Sawsan” (& Other Muslims)
By Debbie Schlussel
Welcome to the NEW and Dis-improved Department of Homeland Security, where extremist Muslims are highly coveted commodities, but experienced Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are NOT.
This ad for a “DHS Career Expo”–taking place tomorrow–appeared in Washington, DC-area newspapers, last week. Thanks to the gazillion rightfully angry ICE agents who sent it to me. The first thing I noticed is who they’re looking for as agents: extremely religious Muslims women. And then, there is the fact that ICE is no longer considered “Law Enforcement,” according to this ad.
Let’s start with the ultra-PC pic of the hijab-encrusted woman. The message is, “Attention Wolves: Henhouse seeking new residents.” Where are the pics of men and women wearing Crosses and Jewish Stars? We can’t have that. It might offend someone. It’s a good thing DHS wasn’t around in the 1940s or that hijab-encrusted woman would be replaced by a guy wearing a swastika and engaged in a certain salute. And to think this event is being held in the Reagan Building. Ronald Reagan is turning over in his grave.
ICE not listed as “Law Enforcement”? Apparently, “Travel Security & Immigration” are no longer law enforcement functions. HUH?!
That’s news to the ICE agents we pay to engage in law enforcement and carry a gun and a badge. Some excerpts of some of their e-mails are below.
No wonder ICE ranks 222 out of of 230 federal agencies (in a survey of the best places to work in the government) and the highest atrition rate–by far–in Homeland Security. And, as I wrote before, ICE will soon likely lose its traditional Customs law enforcement investigations functions. I’d say these are more than hints that The ICE Princess (ICE Chieftess Julie L. Myers) is a giant, whopping failure. Her agency isn’t even considered “law enforcement” anymore by DHS. Its agents hate her and are leaving in droves. And she’s losing a good part of her agency’s most important functions. She can write her epitaph with that.
Here’s what “her” agents think–and most of them are not Muslims . . . for now:
I was apparently mistaken that ICE was a law enforcement agency. I have been corrected – it is a transportation security and immigration agency. If I want a law enforcement career with DHS, I need to go to the Secret Service, CBP or ‘FLETC’. No wonder morale at ICE is horrible and that ICE ranked at the very bottom of 230 other federal agencies as far as workplace satisfaction (in a recent survey). This is, of course, thanks to our wonderful leader [The ICE Princesss] – who couldn’t care less about placing the right people in the right positions within ICE.
an ICE employee
It seems if I want a law enforcement job within DHS, I need to work for CBP, Secret Service, or FLETC. Apparently ICE fits in the “Travel Security and Immigration” section, right below TSA. I’m not that smart, but I thought all the criminal investigations I was doing involving dope, kiddie porn, and money laundering were law enforcement. Perhaps I was wrong. Or perhaps this is a frightening portent of things to come. It seems your recent article about ICE possibly losing Customs authority was right on the mark.
Keep up the good work. The grunts on the ground really appreciate having somone in a position of influence express our viewpoints and understand our frustrations. It would be nice if our own brass did.
A Dedicated ICE Agent
Notice the ultra politically correct picture banner. It seems that Anglos are not encouraged to apply. In a war on global terrorism, with radical Muslims being the major aggressors, why does DHS seem to be really trying hard to encourage Muslims to apply (well, maybe just female Muslims)?
Seems like the Department doesn’t even recognize us as Law Enforcment any more! This is a recruiting ad for a DHS Job Fair in Washington DC.
The ad outraged about 90% of our workforce to include DRO. By the afternoon we recived the same ad posted to our intranet website. It had been corrected and we were listed 3rd under Law Enforcement.
No apologies, in any fashion. Was like it never happened as far as our management. They even had the nerve to post the corrected version as if it was the new version with no explainations. Also, to add insult to injury we were listed 3rd. ICE in the Homeland Security Act was established as the investigative arm of DHS somewhat like FBI is the investigative arm of DOJ. Also, we have the largest investigative force of all DHS agencies and the broadest authorities as stated and they list us 3rd…Still goes to show you how important the agency is to main DHS. Then the public wonders what’s wrong and that’s why high caliber investigators are leaving in droves for other agencies! A widely known fact is that we currently have the highest attrition rate of any federal agency and nobody including congress cares!
There is no effort whatsover to improve our situation because bottom line is that nobody in upper management or DHS cares. All they care about is they’re salary and bonuses!
Since it seems DHS agrees with me that it really is the Department of Homeland Sharia or the Department of Jihadist Security, as I’ve been saying, here’s my new DHS icon, which I’ll be using from now on (though maybe we’ll put Chertoff’s face under the hijab). Thanks, DHS, for doing the free artwork:
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