May 12, 2006, - 10:13 am
By Debbie Schlussel
So President Bush is going to deliver a prime-time speech, Monday, about what he’s doing to stem illegal immigration.
Great . . . if you need more fertilizer before bed-time. Is “24” going to be pre-empted for this? Give me Jack Bauer over George W., any day. New White House Press Sec Tony Snow claims, “This is crunch time” on immigration. No, it’s well past that–years, decades past crunch time. It’s lamentation and grieving time for our country.
The fact is, the Prez is not serious about it or he would have appointed someone who means business about stopping illegal aliens and sending them home. Instead, he appointed Michael Chertoff a/k/a “Mr. Burns” and The ICE Princess, Julie L. Myers, to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Yesterday, Ms. Myers was quoted in papers around the country, regarding more show-arrests of illegal alien employees and some of their employers. But each time these arrests happen, other alien detainees are released into the abyss to make room for them, and then, they, themselves, are released into the abyss.
On Wednesday, 80 such persons were arrested (for now) in Cincinnati.
“ICE has no tolerance for corporate supervisors who harbor illegal aliens for their workforce and deny labor opportunities for legitimate American employees,” said Julie L. Myers, the assistant secretary for the agency.
“This enforcement action demonstrates how we will use all our investigative tools to bring these individuals to justice, no matter how large or small the company.”
Uh-huh. How can you bring individuals “to justice” when you’ve released them and have no idea of their whereabouts? As reader Phil wrote about Myers’ statment and the arrest:
Another PR stunt, how long until they are all released and charges are dropped.
And as far as the company size, apparently she’s not listening to her crony Mr. Burns (Chertoff), who said DHS would NOT go after small companies, only large ones where it can make an impact. If they’re going to lie and pretend they are actually doing something, they could, at least, get their stories straight.
It’s just plain phony for Myers to claim she is doing anything but playing a shell game and moving bodies around. Ditto for Chertoff. And MEGA-DITTOES for the man who hired them and refuses to put their feet to the fire. His name is George W., FYI. If he were really serious about tightening the borders, these two would be back at the mall and someone legit would be in charge.
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