May 11, 2007, - 2:42 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Because so many Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents read this site–and are justifiably demoralized over Homeland Security designating them as the Un-Law Enforcement, as well as DHS efforts to dismantle Customs functions of ICE–ICE Director of Investigations Marcy “Black Ass” Forman a/k/a “Peppermint Patty” has issued a 7-page “ICE, We’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job” whitewash memo to all ICE agents, in response.
So many angry agents have contacted me about it, that I’ve compiled this amalgamation of their comments:
The insult from ICE “leadership” and The ICE Princess continues, and the knife is dug in deeper.
Seems like the little morale meeting you wrote about the other day wasn’t a meeting to see what was wrong. Nope. It was a meeting to see how they could insult us more. Oh and it was a meeting to let The ICE Princess, Julie Myers, hear the lie that there is no morale problem at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
To pile on this fiction, “Peppermint Patty” issued a 7-page “You’re Doing a Good Job” memo to Headquarters and all ICE agents in the field. It highlighted all of the Office of Investigations (her office) “successes.” It was a direct result of what you’ve been writing lately about what’s going on at ICE on your website.
Basically, it says she can’t see why moral is bad because ICE has made all these morale improvements, and it must be a misunderstanding that morale is bad and we all hate it here. In the memo, she cites all types off statistics on how ICE isn’t messed up, and we should just keep sucking it up. Of course, she cites all these supposed “working groups” made of up of Special Agents in Charge (her cronies and yes-people) that have allegedly been “addressing morale issues.” Yet, not one agent in ICE has had input into these “groups.” Do the groups even exist? Doubtful.
Of course, it was written in the typical PC fashion of “You’re doing a great job, and because of our great job, these are the acomplishments. And there is no problem. And we are doing so well. So keep up the good work, and things will continue to improve like they have been.
To add sarcasm to this email: Hey Agents, nothing’s wrong, suck it up! Oh, and by the way, you’re doing a good job! Sad part is that the agents are working hard, and look how we get treated. A stupid memo 4 years later–only because there’s been bad publicity from you and in the paper. Just proof that nobody cares!
Yes, ICE “leadership” refuse to examine what they are doing wrong, so that agent morale, satisfaction, and production will improve.
No wonder the illegal alien tidal wave continues increase in size exponentially.
Believe me, I don’t enjoy being down on the agency and its “leadership.” The street agents and many supervisors are good people. I’d like to see them be able to effectively and efficiently investigate and enforce immigration AND customs laws.
It’s the people at the top that need to go. And I’ll continue to point that out the infinite times that it’s warranted.
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