May 3, 2006, - 10:42 am
By Debbie Schlussel
ICE agents from all over have been sending us this e-mail message (along with a lot of “LOL” notations):
From: ICE Broadcast mailto:email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 11:32 AM
Subject: ICE Broadcast – Assistant Secretary Julie Myers To Deliver Remarks
TO ALL ICE EMPLOYEES
FROM THE ICE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
ICE BROADCAST ANNOUNCEMENT
MAY 2, 2006
Assistant Secretary Julie Myers To Deliver Remarks to ICE Employees
On Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m., Assistant Secretary Julie Myers will deliver remarks to mark her first four months as ICE’s Assistant Secretary, followed by a question and answer session with ICE employees.
The event will take place in the Garcia Room at the Chester Arthur Building, located at 425 I Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Due to limited space in the Garcia Room, tickets will be distributed on a proportional basis to personnel from Headquarters, as well as to employees from the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore field offices.
The program will be recorded and broadcast on ICE-TV, as well as on desktops in the Washington, D.C. area beginning Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m.
For ICE employees in the Washington, D.C. area, please follow these instructions to view the broadcast on your desktop:
1. Go to the following URL: < <<<
2. Under LIVE PROGRAMS click on ICE-TV Live.
3. A new screen should appear. Under VIEW PROGRAMS on the right, click on View Program.
4. If you are prompted to install software from Microsoft, click YES.
5. Windows Media Player will come up. After a short time of buffering, the video and audio should play.
For assistance with the desktop broadcast, please call the VTC Help Desk at (202) 732-7158.
For assistance with the ICE-TV broadcast, please contact the ICE-TV Help Desk at 877-221-2010.
First question: There is actually a “Garcia Room”? Aren’t rooms supposed to be named after people who accomplished something? Michael Garcia, The ICE Princess’ predecessor, was the first failed head of ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement), who didn’t do much, except allow problems to get worse. He shares a lot of blame in the festering, hemorrhaging illegal alien problem. Look for an ICE Princess Room when she leaves to spawn, too. Or a royal porcelaine throne. (Perhaps an Abu Moskowitz shower can be installed, too. Or metal pole.)
Next Question: Why does The ICE Princess feel it’s necessary to speak after almost five months (not four–perhaps she’s lost count, but no-one else has) on the job when THIS is going on, everday?
With such alleged urgency and so many ways to watch her speech, you’d think it was the Pope speaking at Mass or, at the very least, a bad rock concert? But it’s not even a government bureaucrat who’s doing her job.
On the contrary, today’s Washington Times reports that illegal aliens arrested at BWI Airport in Baltimore, after they were acting suspiciously, got the usual result: catch-and-release. They were let go with a Notice to (Dis)Appear.
Cheers to the alert Federal Air Marshals who noticed the illegals inside the airport with NO luggage. Jeers to ICE.
[T]he air marshals then spoke with officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Baltimore, who made the call to release the illegals.
ICE officials said they were investigating possible connections between the illegals and a human-trafficking or human-smuggling operation, but would not comment on why they released the illegals.
Yes, that’s the way to investigate human smuggling operations . . . by letting participants go. Maybe they should have released John Dillinger.
Was this the decision of the ICE agents on the scene or, as usual, orders for release coming straight from the manicure table of the ICE Princess?
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