September 29, 2006, - 4:12 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We’ve been writing about the immigration enforcement troubles in Arizona (here and here). Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge of Phoenix Roberto Medina refused to deport aliens capture in Maricopa County by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and my friend, Prosecutor Andrew Thomas. They and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano complained to Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff a/k/a Mr. Burns, about Medina, because ICE chieftess, Julie L. Myers a/k/a The ICE Princess, was (and is) too clueless to do anything about him.
So Medina was finally deposed, at Chertoff’s behest. We know that our own least (and Islamists’ most) favorite ICE Special Agent in Charge, Brian Moskowitz a/k/a Abu Moskowitz was jockeying for the Phoenix ICE job. And we’d heard (and were hoping) he’d get it. There are a few less Islamic extremists he could befriend and help in Phoenix than here in the heart of Islamic America, Southeastern Michigan, as he’s been doing.
Unfortunately for us, Abu Moskowitz is still here–and probably pretty upset about it. He did not get the job. We found out on Monday that a classy, experienced ICE agent, Alonzo Pena, will now be the nation’s top immigration enforcement official in Phoenix, and oversee much of the illegal alien problem in Arizona. That is good news for Arizonans who are fed up.
We’ve heard so many great things about Mr. Pena. We believe he will be able to work with local law enforcement and more adequately handle Maricopa County’s burgeoning illegal alien problem.
Here are what some ICE agents we respect have to say about Pena and his abilities to handle the illegal alien emergency infesting Arizona:
Pena is a real good guy . . . . He’ll be good for Phoenix, much more laid back and experienced as an agent and manager than Medina, this should end their problems with the State, I’d think; Pena will work out a deal.
Al Pena was the SAC with the really glum face standing behind Julie Myers at one of those photo ops. I believe you put sacks over their heads. He’s one of the few really good, older SACs left.
Al Pena is a class act!!!! I know him and respect him a great deal.
Unfortunately, Mr. Medina is now the Special Agent in Charge in El Paso, Texas, another place where he will be a disaster.
And more bad news: Sources inside ICE tell us that Abu Moskowitz–who is the exact opposite of these sentiments regarding Pena, above–is still in the running for some sort of plum position at ICE headquarters. We hope it’s some sort of budget or pencil-pushing job, where he will be less of an unchecked danger to our country and our security.
We were told by ICE sources that his boss, ICE Director of Investigations Marcy Forman-Friedman a/k/a “Peppermint Patty” had a meeting about why ICE morale is so bad among rank and file agents. She brought in a handful of Special Agents in Charge (4 of them) to discuss the not-so-enigmatic matter, among them Abu Moskowitz. Why ask a question like that when two of the reasons–Peppermint Patty and Abu Moskowitz–are staring each other and the rest of attendees in the face? Seems to us a mirror was in order.
She should have brought us in. We could tell her, without worrying about getting on her bad list. We’re already there. And we don’t care. But we do care about stopping America’s illegal alien problem, apparently more so than Peppermint Patty or Abu M.
Good news (Arizona) and bad news (El Paso) for immigration enforcement at the Southern border. Bad news at the Northern Border (Michigan).
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