September 12, 2006, - 11:04 am

Immigration Chieftess At it Again: Wasting Tax Money, Neglecting Illegal Alien Problem & Having a Baby

By Debbie Schlussel
It’s been a while since we wrote about Immigration Chief Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess”–the woman responsible for letting the immigration problem fester for the last nine months. But don’t you worry, we’ve been watching her.
New Baby vs. America’s National Security
Speaking of nine months, Myers is scheduled to take maternity leave, very soon. Unfortunately, she is only taking three weeks off, and then she is scheduled to return to the helm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency that enforces our nation’s immigration laws . . . or is supposed to.

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The ICE Princess’ Cronyist Family Affair

Julie Myers’ husband (Chertoff’s Ch. of Staff), Mr. French, Julie Myers’ Uncle (Gen. Richard Myers), Julie Myers, Mrs. Beasley, Michael Chertoff

(Artwork courtesy of David Lunde)

Heading up ICE is a full-time job. When we say full-time, we mean at least 12 hours a day and sometimes 18 hours a day. There is no way a new mom can handle that job and raise a new baby. And there is no way a new mom can handle the demands of running ICE, which is still an aimless ship riding the stormy seas without direction (because Myers–the 37-year-old with no law enforcement experience–has no direction).
Something–in this case both things: her new baby and our country/enforcement of immigration laws–will suffer.
So, will Julie Myers do the right thing for her baby and her country (the order of importance for her always–after herself, of course) and step down? Don’t count on it. The right thing for her country would have been never to pick herself for the job in the first place. And she placed herself and her desire for the cool new position of authority before everything else.
Wastes Immigration Tax $$$ on Unnecessary, Inexperienced Lawyers
Then, there’s the matter of Wayne L. Baker. As we noted earlier this year, Baker is a lawyer whom Myers hired to work as her personal attorney, paid for by you–the American taxpayer–to the tune of at least $140,000 per year.
Baker has NO experience in immigration or customs law, but he knows a lot about Indian tribes and gambling, completely useless in enforcing immigration laws. ICE already has a stable of attorneys–the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA)–whose job is to provide Myers and other top personnel at ICE with legal advice. That’s why we pay them a salary good enough to keep them away from the lawyer rat-race of billable hours and little family time.
But that wasn’t good enough for Myers. So she wasted money that could easily have hired three to five new ICE agents, on a lawyer from Yale, her crony from New York–Baker. We wonder what Bill Howard, who heads up the OPLA, thinks about the fact that The ICE Princess doesn’t think he or his lawyers’ advice is as good as a Yale expert on Indian casinos and gambling.
As we noted, one ICE Agent–who speaks for many that contacted us–said:

I’m not sure exactly what he is doing, but he is supposedly pissing off a lot of people. I’ve heard him referred to as a “f—ing idiot.”
What a waste of money! I guess she’s
[The ICE Princess] not getting the service she wants from the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA).

At first, we hoped it was temporary. But, since, we’ve noticed that Baker’s position–the lofty sounding “Counselor to the Assistant Secretary”–has been made permanent on the ICE organizational map. Don’t look for anyone who replaces Myers in the future to do away with this additional new, tax-wasting perk Myers created for herself at the expense of the rest of the Immigration Enforcement budget.
A new mother running ICE and wasting tax money to hire new, unneeded lawyers with no immigration or customs legal experience. And she, herself, is unqualified and has zero law enforcement experience. What a joke.
How to you spell chutzpah?
J-U-L-I-E-L.-M-Y-E-R-S.
And that chutzpah will be the death of America as we know it, as the illegal alien problem continues to metastasize.

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4 Responses

Three weeks Maternity leave? OK I’m taking bets- I say that she is hiring an illegal immigrant nanny. Any takers???

MarySJ on September 12, 2006 at 12:13 pm

Typical feminazi-enabled superchick. Have your cake and eat it too.
Who appointed this hosebag? Who did she blow to get this job?
ANSWERS: BUSH, HER HUSBAND.
BUSH APPOINTED HER (AT HER AND CHERTOFF’S URGING). SHE WAS AT THE
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL AND IN CHARGE OF THE SEARCH FOR THE JOB. SHE PICKED HERSELF, AND THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD TO SIGN OFF WAS CHERTOFF, FOR WHOM SHE WORKED IN THE PAST AND FOR WHOM HER HUSBAND IS THE CHIEF OF STAFF. BUSH EVEN GAVE HER A RECESS APPOINTMENT, WHEN IT BECAME CLEAR HER INCOMPETENCE WOULD LEAD THE SENATE TO VOTE HER DOWN.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

Al Jay Z on September 12, 2006 at 12:42 pm

I feel so sorry for the baby. I wonder if she will bring him or her to work for her secretary to take care of.

Sue Bob on September 12, 2006 at 6:50 pm

Again, some slant to this to be corrected, and a precautionary tale (and, again, not defending or denigrating anyone; just being a guardian of the facts)…
In reading this article, it again appears that the overwhelming concern is for immigration enforcement and how Ms. Myers’ impending maternity leave would affect that. Again, ICE is MUCH, MUCH more than just immigration enforcement, and, to many of the legacy Customs agents who do the field work, we’d much rather spend 96 straight hours without sleep on a drug or money surveillance than even 5 minutes with an illegal alien.
WHY??? BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT PROSECUTING DRUG, MONEY LAUNDERING, WEAPONS AND KIDDIE PORN CASES ARE MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE IN SECURING OUR COUNTRY THAN THE ILLEGAL ALIEN WE WILL SEE FOR 5 MINUTES, LET GO AND NEVER SEE AGAIN – AND NOT BECAUSE THE AGENT DIDN’T DO HIS OR HER JOB, BUT BECAUSE AN APATHETIC PUBLIC AND AN INEPT CONGRESS CAN’T GET ITS ACT TOGETHER ON IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY.
WE NEED TO ADMIT THAT THE SYSTEM IS IRREVOCABLY BROKEN, AND NO AMOUNT OF WISHING IS GOING TO MAKE IT BETTER. WHAT WE CAN DO IS RE-SHIFT FUNDING AND PRIORITIES TO ENSURE THE BEST FOR THE TAXPAYER’S MONEY AND, FOR MANY OF US, THAT’S PUTTING CRIMINALS: YES, HARD-CORE, DRUG-DEALING, MONEY-LAUNDERING, WEAPONS-TRAFFICKING, CHILD MOLESTING PEDOPHILES IN PRISON FOR 5, 10, 15, 25 YEARS OR FOR LIFE, NOT “CATCH AND RELEASE” SOME ILLEGAL ALIEN.
And, a precautionary note about maternity leave…
I am familiar with an attorney in the state where I live who was recently nominated for a judgeship, recently having given birth to twins (after much difficulty conceiving, I might add). Word made it out that, when questioned at her confirmation hearing, she was asked how having twins as a new mother might affect her ability to serve on the bench. Needless to say, the panel’s question didn’t go over too well with many people familiar with the situation, and with the public, generally. Consequently, to quell a political firestorm, the Governor promptly and without further comment appointed her to the bench.
The moral? While I appreciate your strong committment to family values in the struggle between child rearing and career, I dare say that many are probably viewing your comments above as sexist at a minimum. In fact, you may have even emboldened Ms. Myers to stay on out of mere spite alone. A pity, considering we need a person, male or female, who can do the job more capably than she has demonstrated.
ICE agent … Will work for FBI … CHEAP !!!

4EVERCUSTOMS on September 13, 2006 at 9:01 pm

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