March 2, 2010, - 2:14 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Who is Harold Hurtt? Meet the Immigration Enforcement Foe . . . Who Wants to be ICE’s Public Face
Think immigration enforcement is bad enough, now? Well, it could soon be in a world of hurt . . . and Hurtt. Same difference. The Obama Administration wants to put an outspoken opponent of immigration enforcement in a position of immigration enforcement. No, not the head of La Raza. But Harold Hurtt–close enough.
World of Hurtt: Illegal Aliens’ Best Friend Wants Key ICE Job
If the name Harold Hurtt sounds familiar to you, it might be because, last year, I wrote about his disgusting interview with Al-Jazeera. The then-police chief of Houston told the Terrorist News Network how “horrible” our prison system is and how the mentally ill “aren’t treated well,” a complete crock. But it was useful propaganda for Jazeera to spread to the Muslim world about how “evil” America is (even though our prisons are luxe resorts compared to every day life in most of those countries, let alone in their prisons or mental institutions). More important, Hurtt built his career on adamantly opposing every form of immigration law enforcement and proudly “enforced” Houston’s sanctuary city status to shield illegal aliens.
Incredibly, Hurtt wants to become the public face of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and is the Napolitano/Obama prospective choice to head up the agency’s Office of State and Local Coordination (OSLC). It’s the primary position overseeing ICE’s Section 287 (g) program, which works with and allows state and local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws and round up illegal aliens.
ICE agents from the top on down are livid. Hurtt made a mockery of their efforts throughout his Houston career and opposes what they do.
Moreover, Hurtt was THE key player in Houston Mayor Bill White’s sanctuary city team, which was responsible for illegal aliens killing two Houston Police Department officers and shooting another in the face. Hurtt was the defendent in a lawsuit filed by one of the officers’ widows. Watch this video news report, below, from September:
And that’s in addition to the fact that any cursory google search of this man’s name pulls mountains of results for statements he’s made adamantly opposing state and local law enforcement of immigration laws, the very job he seeks and for which Napolitano and her man running ICE, Suzie Barr, are pushing him. (John Mor(t)on, who heads ICE, is merely a self-important puppet/figurehead riding around in a car with bodyguards.)
In August 2006, Hurtt testified before Congress, saying cops should not assist with arresting illegal aliens. And that was among a gazillion other places he spouted off against the efforts he now seeks to head up. Talk about a hypocrite. The position Hurtt now seeks serves as ICE’s public face and primary spokesman to the law enforcement community nationwide. It’s like putting Rosie O’Donnell on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. A complete joke. But the joke’s on you, America. He doesn’t know a thing about what ICE does.
Hurtt can’t get a job. And he’s desperately looking for one. Even the “fabulously” progressive city of San Francisco refused to hire former Chief Hurtt. City officials saw through this absolute zero and refused to bring him on board. So why is ICE considering it?
Career ICE agents believe that hiring this absolute disgrace is a way for the Democrats to further kill grass roots immigration enforcement, the little of it left that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano didn’t already extinguish. Napolitano and Barr already hired the unqualified Ann Yom as the deputy director for this program, the OSLC. Yom has zero law enforcement experience, and, in her previous job, she set up conferences for the National Sheriff’s Association. Now, this glorified party planner supervises at least 20 law enforcement personnel and the 287(g) program described above, nationwide.
Yom is bad enough. But Hurtt is a disaster. If he succeeds in getting the plum OSLC Director slot at ICE, don’t be surprised if more ICE agents leave in droves. Things are bad enough at the agency.
Everything that Harold Hurtt touches becomes major steaming fecal material. And, pardon the pun, but ICE will be a world of Hurtt. So will America. And we might as well just open our borders and let everyone traipse in.
Stop Harold Hurtt. And let him look for work where he belongs . . . as a private security guard (with apologies to the hard-working men and women who actually qualify as security guards).
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