October 5, 2006, - 1:15 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Yet another black mark on the dark record of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess.”
The ICE Princess had hundreds of thousands of dollars–of our tax money–to hold a week long party in Myers’ native Kansas City feting Detention and Removal Operations Director John Torres and pay his fave baseball manager Tommy Lasorda $30,000-$50,000 for no useful immigration enforcement purpose. And she has about $150,000 of our tax money to waste on her own personal counsel, when ICE already has a full complement of attorneys for that purpose. Yet, ICE does not have the money for ICE officials to attend an Oklahoma State Senate hearing on illegal immigration and how the State of Oklahoma can help stop it.
Here are the complete details from AP, posted by Tulsa’s ABC Channel 8/KTUL:
Feds A No Show At Immigration Hearing
Wednesday October 04, 2006 5:13pm
Oklahoma City (AP) – State Senator Daisy Lawler says she is disappointed federal officials didn’t come to Oklahoma City today to participate in an immigration hearing.
Lawler heads a Senate task force examining immigration issues.
She says she wanted to hear from federal immigration officials about what Oklahoma could do to help stem illegal immigration.
A federal immigration official from Dallas declined to attend the meeting, saying funds were not available for this purpose.
We’ll bet this article didn’t make today’s “ICE Clips.”
There is much chatter regarding whether The ICE Princess will remain in her position after year’s end. Her recess appointment is up then, and she does not yet have scheduled U.S. Senate hearings for her renewed nomination by President Bush. She is due to give birth, and her husband, John Wood, currently Michael Chertoff’s Chief of Staff, is rumored to get a Bush nomination as U.S. Attorney in the Midwest or New York.
We hope she leaves soon, and a true fiscal manager and law enforcement mind gets a chance to re-steer this wayward ship called ICE. America’s security depends on it.
Thanks to reader Lui for the tip.
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