May 25, 2007, - 10:55 am
ICE Princess Pressures Agents to Rush Illegal Alien Processing, Mass Agent Exodus; Bush to Rewards Her with Judgeship?!
By Debbie Schlussel
Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” chieftess of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the poster child for why this new illegal alien amnesty legislation won’t work, why it will be a complete disaster.
Sources within ICE say that, recently, she personally phoned an ICE Senior Special Agent (known as a Group Supervisor) in Kansas City and berated him that his agents were “taking too long” to process illegal aliens who had kids (ie., anchor babies) waiting. The ICE agent–like many others dismayed, horrified, and demoralized with what has happened to their agency–retired.
Just curious: Is this immigration enforcement we’re running . . . or the Indianapolis 500? Julie Myers, you’re no Danica Patrick. And why would she care that illegal aliens have kids waiting (if the illegals are going to be locked up and deported). . . unless she’s continuing with the useless “catch-and-release” policy (whence they will be sent on their way with a “Notice to (Dis)Appear”)? And she is.
Think this kind of behavior will change under illegal alien amnesty? Think agents won’t be pressured to rush through checking whether Temporary Workers are legit? Dream on. It will be the same old, same old–except with more illegals in our midst. Yup, it’ll be worse.
The story jibes with other stories we’ve verified about the ICE Princess. In January, she ordered ICE agents in Texas to release more than 70 illegal aliens they caught . . . without even verifying the aliens’ identities and, therefore, their accurate criminal histories.
And we’ve heard from oodles of agents who’ve written her to complain about supervisors, memos, etc. In each case, she’s so desperate to find allies and to control things, a la Jimmy Carter and the White House tennis court schedule, that she’s ignored and disrespected the chain of command at her agency and personally contacted each agent.
Meanwhile, we’ve also heard that an entire group of ICE agents in Arizona, including their Group Supervisor, quit ICE. Several jumped ship to Customs and Border Protection Internal Affairs (where senior officers are also leaving left and right). As I’ve noted, if there was a vote, ICE agents would vote, “no confidence,” in The ICE Princess.
Unfortunately, it appears President Bush continues to reward her incompetence and her insistence that agents not follow the law and procedures regarding apprehension and processing of illegal aliens.
Rumors are swirling that she will attempt to remain on the public dole forever, with a reported Bush federal judgeship nomination for the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, where her husband is now the U.S. Attorney (a job that was made available to him by the Gonzales firing of his predecessor). Reportedly, there are two openings on the federal bench, one of which has been promised to The ICE Princess.
Even if she were nominated and–G-d forbid!–confirmed, it would be an incredible conflict of interest and violation of the separation of powers, while her hubby, Mrs. ICE Princess a/k/a John Wood-Myers (not sure if he’s adopted her surname, but he might as well have), is U.S. Attorney there.
The nomination rumor makes a lot of sense because–as with her other Bush nominations–The ICE Princess is completely unqualified for it. She has never held a job as a lawyer for more than 11 months and has done very little trial work, except drafting documents behind the scenes. Federal agents who worked with her when she was very briefly an Assistant U.S. Attorney gave her very low marks.
Imagine what kind of judge she’ll be. Will she order federal agents to release criminals then, too? Will she order them to not perform their jobs because the criminals have kids waiting. Will she have silly ex parte communications with litigants who complain to her, because she wants somebody to like her?
Leopards don’t change their spots.
Our only hope is that liberal Democrats in the Senate don’t give her the time of day when it comes to confirmation.
Or that someone in the Bush Administration finally discovers that this ICE Empress wears no clothing. But don’t bet on that. The Myers Kool Aid remains stocked and chilled, ready for repeat ingesting.
If things keep going this way–and they will–there may be no-one left to “enforce” this new illegal alien amnesty legislation. Will the last one out of ICE please turn the lights out?
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