October 12, 2007, - 1:17 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) still gets no respect in Hollywood. In fact, but for the upcoming immigration sob story, “Crossing Over,” the agency doesn’t even exist, despite being several years old. And that’s likely a symptom of its incompetent “leadership.”
As I noted in my movie review of “Michael Clayton,” the George Clooney legal thriller out today, the nation’s federal immigration enforcement agency is the INS. Clooney’s Michael Clayton is a law firm “fixer” or “cleaner.” He directs clients in criminal legal trouble to the right lawyer for the right case. In one scene, he’s shown on the phone with someone looking for a good lawyer in an immigration case in Miami. Clayton asks the person if he’s talked to anyone at the INS. Then, he tells the person not to worry, that he knows people at the INS, including the former Commissioner.
The thing is, there is no INS anymore. And there hasn’t been for years.
But, hey, people see 20 million plus illegal aliens roaming their streets and taking their jobs. And they don’t see anyone arresting them.
And maybe that’s why they don’t know ICE exists . . . despite the trumped up “1,300” “new” illegal alien “gang” “arrests.”
All of Julie Myers’ empty, phony face time on FOX News won’t change that. Only meaningful immigration enforcement and investigation–and sweeping changes in the agency’s leadership–will.
The best form of advertising is getting the job done. With 20 million plus roaming the Great American Abyss, that ain’t happening.
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