November 13, 2007, - 2:33 pm
EXCLUSIVE – ICE’s Illegal Alien La Leche League: Forget Catch & Release, Meet Catch & Re . . .Lactate?
By Debbie Schlussel
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While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chieftess Julie “Blackface” Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” tries to wait out the hold on her nomination, she’s engaging in more of her usual absurdity in non-enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.
You’ll love the latest . . . with a catchy feminist twist. If you’re an illegal alien female (I doubt this will work with males but, with The ICE Princess, ya never know), you can claim you are lactating and must nurse your baby. And presto, you will be released from custody. Yes, just the latest item that puts the lie to her claim that catch and release of illegal aliens has ended. It hasn’t.
Check out this memo to all ICE Special Agents in Charge and Field Office Directors from The ICE Princess herself, as proof. And to top it off, she is citing failed former INS chief Doris Meissner and a memo she wrote in 2000. Um, hello . . . . Isn’t her failed leadership and your continued failed leadership how we got 20 million plus illegal aliens here in the first place? Here are the scintillating words of The ICE Princess on how to continue La Leche Catch And Release:
This memorandum serves to highlight the importance of exercising prosecutorial discretion [DS: Fancy phraseology for “if I want to release them, I can”] when making administrative arrest and custody determinations for aliens who are nursing mothers. The commitment by ICE to facilitate an end to the “catch and relase” procedure for illegal aliens does not diminish the responsibility of ICE agents and officers to use discretion in identifying and responding to meritorious health related cases and caregiver issues.
The process for making discretionary decisions is outlined in the attached memorandum of November 7, 2000, entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion.” [DS: by failed INS Chieftess Doris Meissner] Field agents and officers are not only authorized by law to exercize discretion within the authority of the agency, but are expected to do so in a judicious manner at all stages of the enforcement process. [DS: In other words, hey agents, please find excuses to release aliens into the general .’
For example, in situations where officers are considering taking a nursing mother into custody, the senior ICE field managers should consider:
* Absent any statutory detention requirement or concerns such as national security threats to public safety or other investigative insterests, the nursing mother should be released on an Order of Recognizance or Order of Supervision and the Alternatives to Detention programs should be considered as an additional enforcement tool.
As one of the many angry ICE agents writes:
This is going over real well. It’s been called the Lactation Memo. Seems every female illegal alien arrested these days is now claiming she has a kid at home, no daddy around and that she’s breast feeding–this is the way they get released. It’s the catch and lactate policy. La Leche League is doing an awesome job and our “leader” is right up there with the really important memos. Talk about a kick to the nuts of morale AGAIN. How bad is it when Jules is citing to Doris Meissner memos. In the words of Charlie Brown, “We’re Doomed !”.
Don’t get me wrong, child nourishment is important, but how TF is an agent supposed to know if someone is nursing? [Nipples] Check ? I went through INS Spanish Training and never had nursing or lactation on a vocab test. “Professora, como se dice lactating“?
Yep, Lactation Catch and Release. Julie, You’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job.
Tags: Charlie Brown, Doris Meissner, enforcement tool, INS chief, La Leche League, Princess