August 18, 2006, - 7:55 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Yet, more inside baseball in the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration laws–and not doing a very good job at it. Inside baseball that should concern all Americans on the outside:
Brian Moskowitz a/k/a Abu Moskowitz–the ever-ambitious, Islamo-pandering Special Agent in Charge of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) for Michigan and Ohio–may soon be out of his Detroit office on the 18th floor of the McNamara Federal Building. He could be gone in 6 months (not soon enough).
Unfortunately, this high-ranking federal agent–who hung out with a “former” Islamic terrorist and enlisted the “former” terrorist to recruit Arabic speaking ICE agents–is not being fired, which he should be.
It appears he’s getting a “better” assignment.
Early, this summer, we reported persistent rumors that Moskowitz–the chief federal immigration enforcement officer in the heart of Islamic America–was leaving to take a high position at ICE headquarters in Washington, DC. Now, we hear at least part of the rumor is true. We hear he may soon become the new Special Agent in Charge for Phoenix. If that’s true, pity on all of our friends on Camelback Mountain. And all of those in swanky Scottsdale, where Moskowitz will likely seek to live based on his house in a gazillionaire Bloomfield Hills, Michigan neighborhood.
Roberto Medina, the ICE Special Agent in Charge for Phoenix, is being transferred to the same position in El Paso. Medina was so uncooperative with local law enforcement and their efforts to deport illegal aliens, it makes you wonder why there even is an agency called Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
As I wrote recently, things are so bad that principled Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas (for whom I spoke at a November 2005 immigration conference) and Sheriff Joe Arpaio publicly excoriated ICE (and rightly so). In today’s Arizona Republic, Arpaio and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano cheered Medina’s transfer.
But Medina–like his likely replacement Abu Moskowitz–should not be shuffled around like unwanted foster kids. They should be disciplined. That Medina refused to escort illegal aliens to the border and deport them is outrageous and disgraceful. So, of course, ICE rewards him with his dream pre-retirement job of heading ICE’s El Paso office.
Ditto for Abu M. He has designated the Michigan Islamic community off-limits to investigations and all illegal alien round-ups, sources say. He focuses only on Latinos–because after all guys name Jorge and Jesus and Juan hijacked the planes on 9/11. Well, at least he’ll be able to best focus on his efforts to break up Latin Jihad in Phoenix.
According to The Arizona Republic, Sheriff Arpaio and Governor Napolitano wrote this to Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff about Medina:
“His hostility to state and local law enforcement, coupled with a ‘we know better than you’ attitude was counter to the mission of his agency and did serious damage to the relations between our state and your department. We are greatly relieved and encouraged that he is being replaced.”
Well, they shouldn’t be too relieved. According to the rumors, Brian Moskowitz is coming.
**** UPDATE, 08/20/06: One high-ranking agent wrote:
When Roberto Medina was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Houston his nickname was “Speed Bump” because he was an obstacle to every investigation.
If Medina is the “Speed Bump,” Abu Moskowitz is the “Pan-Islamist Gaping Pothole.” Nice to see ICE is shuffling these problem-child employees around and rewarding them with promotions to the locations they want, instead of giving them well-deserved discipline and demotions. Perhaps they should change the name to Imminent Crony Elevation.
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