October 10, 2007, - 10:52 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” is all over the news with claims that she arrested 1,300 illegal alien gang members and that “I have one message [for them]” (actually, Ma’am, it was your agents, NOT you, who sent the message, if there actually was one).
But did ICE really arrest 1,300 gang members, or is it just carefully timed hype to coincide with her upcoming Senate confirmation vote and . . . to overshadow her upcoming appearance at the Hezbollah Social Club along with multiple immigration fraud perpetrator Imad Hamad?
If you answered: carefully timed hype, you get the cigar. As I wrote in a recent column, ICE agents all over the country laugh whenever Myers or her boss, Michael “Serpenthead” Chertoff, claim that they’ve arrested illegal alien gang members because:
One of the figures that will be highly “exaggerated” (a nice euphemism for fraudulent) is the number of arrests and deportations of violent criminal and gang member aliens. I’ve learned from many ICE agents that they’ve been ordered to take photos of detained aliens’ tattoos. That’s because any alien caught with a tattoo is then classified as a criminal and gang member. That’s despite the fact that many aliens with tattoos range in age from their early fifties to senior citizenship. Their tattoos are often hearts with their mothers’ or girlfriends’ names. Agents have told me they are ordered to note on the records that these aliens are gang members because of the tattoos. It’s all a way of massaging the Myers stats.
Oh, and by the way, a number of the actual gang members they claim they “rounded up” are prisoners about to leave prison. Gee, that’s tough. Just like shooting fish in a barrel.
Hate to quote the execrable group, “Public Enemy,” but . . .
Don’t Believe the Hype.
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