June 5, 2008, - 3:28 pm
ICE the Movie Defames ICE the Agents: Lying Hollywood Director Provides More Proof He Committed Immigration Fraud
By Debbie Schlussel
For well over a year, I’ve been writing about what I call, “ICE, The Movie.” (See the movie’s and director’s lawyers’ threatening letters and my responses.)
The actual title is “Crossing Over,” but it’s ostensibly about the immigration process in America. And the film’s central character is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent, Max Brogan, played by Harrison Ford. As I previously wrote, under pressure from angry Muslims, the filmmakers removed an honor-killing scene in which a Muslim woman is murdered by her brother (with her other brother, an ICE agent’s knowledge) for having an affair with a non-Muslim.
Originally, this movie was set to debut during the 2008 Christmas season. Then, it was pushed to April, then to June, and now, it’s set for the movie hell of August, where many horrid movies are sent for burial. This one is most deserving of a quick funeral.
As I’ve noted, my spies in Hollywood sent me the script of this boring, fraudulent movie. The only thing accurate in it is a Citizenship and Immigration Services official sleeping with a wannabe immigrant (Ray Liotta) in exchange for getting a green card. Sadly, there have been several documented cases like that. The scene in which a Muslim ICE agent defrauds police and allows a Korean gang member to get away with murder and armed robbery, just before Asian teen’s citizenship ceremony, is one of the only other scenes that’s believable.
But the movie’s portrayal of ICE Agents is mostly negative, defamatory, and not based on fact. The most basic of details were clearly not researched by writer/director Wayne Kramer, himself an immigrant whose statements, actions, and behavior indicate that he committed immigration fraud to get U.S. citizenship.
While I’ve been quite critical of ICE, my criticism has been restricted to the incompetent management and bloated, aimless, conflicting missions of this dysfunctional agency. The many ICE agents who read this site know that I respect their mission and hard work, which is mostly thankless, underappreciated, and negatively represented in the mainstream media.
This movie is a different story, however. Kramer could have taken a critical look at what’s really wrong with immigration enforcement in America, how we don’t go after employers, how we don’t really crackdown on borders, and how a high school graduate who gives promotions to cronies and extramarital bed partners is basically running ICE, while a valley girl with a well-connected uncle and spouse is the public face of the agency charged with enforcing our nation’s immigration laws and investigating those who break them.
And he could have shown how ICE wastes money on stupid things, while agents beg for funds to get oil changes and open new files, how they’re hamstrung from doing their jobs and rounding up aliens en masse, and how ICE and its parent Department of Homeland Security have been given strict instructions from the PC Police on how not to talk to terrorism-supporting Muslims.
Instead, Wayne Kramer chose to defame ICE agents as aging, cold-hearted men who don’t care. And he got it wrong. Harrison Ford’s Max Brogan is identified as being in his “late 50′s.” Reality check: ICE agents–especially field agents like Ford’s character–are required to retire by their 57th birthday. There’s no way the 65-year-old Harrison Ford (who looks every bit his age in this movie) would be working for ICE in any capacity other than as a consultant contractor at that age. And he wouldn’t be raiding illegal aliens.
Check out this scene, below, in which Ford arrests a Latina, Mireya, and refuses to let her call those who are taking care of her young son. He coldly discards the phone number she gives him . . . under the disapproving gaze of a Muslim ICE agent, who is far more moral, now that his honor-killing scene has been deleted from the movie.
(Note the script’s use of the politically correct phrase “undocumented workers,” instead of what they are: illegal aliens.)
The Muslim agent indicates that Agent Brogan/Harrison Ford frequently hits on the attractive illegal aliens, and that those are the ones who get released on an “Order of Recognizance” (which comes with what’s called a “Notice to (Dis)Appear.”
Because Special Agent Harrison Ford refuses to allow this woman to contact her son, she is murdered trying to get back to the States to find her son.
But that would never happen. As I’ve noted repeatedly on this site, instead of being cold and harsh, ICE is often too soft–repeatedly releasing alien single parents and often giving them humanitarian waivers. That ICE would deport Mireya without her son–as it does in this movie–is preposterous. It’s simply against ICE policy to raid a place, detain the single mother, and instantly deport her, without allowing her to reconnect and leave with her son.
As one high-ranking, career ICE agent, previously with the INS, told me:
ICE has very strict guidance about not taking mothers from children if they’re the sole caregiver, breastfeeding, etc. We go out of our way to process and release (such as an Alternative to Detention Program such as the Intensive Supervision and Appearance Program (ISAP)) on an Order of Recognizance. Where there is a U.S. citizen child in her immediate care and no one to watch the child, we would give her a G-56 order to appear at a later date to be processed (Notice To Appear, Voluntary Return, Stipulated Removal, etc.).
In the scenario in the movie, we would find out who had the child at that time. If the kid was not on the street or somewhere in danger, we would tell the mother she would be able to call when we arrived at the office. At that time, we would determine what to do. If [unlike in the movie] the child was safe with a family member, especially the father, we would detain and deport the woman. She would be able to send the money to them.
For any worksite enforcement these days, we have child welfare agencies on stand-by, if needed. I’m sure the movie doesn’t go into that kind of detail.
No, it doesn’t. The truth would be inconvenient to its agenda. To wit, that ICE Special Agent Harrison Ford is responsible for the ultimate death–alone and in the desert, after what is suspected is a rape–of an attractive, hard-working Latina because he refused to help her make arrangements for her son. Yup, ICE agents are the ultimately responsible murderers of innocent people who make our clothes, because they separate them from their children while separating them from out country. That’s the fraudulent message–or one of them–in this movie.
Another message is also very stark and equally as phony: A Muslim teenager reads an essay in school, saying that we need to understand the 9/11 hijackers and their justification for the attacks. And because of her essay, the FBI raids her home, says she is a terrorist associate, and ICE deports her.
Like that would ever happen.
Here’s what would happen in real-life to Taslima: Michigan/Ohio ICE Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz and his head boss, Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess,” who heads ICE, would host a dinner in Taslima’s honor for her “diverse” essay.
That’s essentially what they did when, last year, Myers hosted a dinner for marriage and immigration fraud perpetrator, FBI award revokee, and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad, as he and his pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS American Araba Anti-Discrimination Committee handed out awards to judges who throw out the hard work of ICE agents and free illegal aliens and those engaged in immigration fraud. Michigan FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena attended the dinner, too, and both Moskowitz and Arena attended an ADC essay contest awards dinner.
If only real-life students and teachers would react to Taslima’s anti-American essay the way they do in this movie. Instead, Taslima’s understand-the-terrorists point of view is the one our nation’s teachers are frequently pushing on their emptily receptive classes.
And finally there’s writer/director Wayne Kramer’s shoddy script details on Judaism, which convince me now more than ever of my belief–previously noted on this site–that Kramer committed immigration fraud to become a citizen, like the character “Gavin” in the movie. Like Gavin, Kramer is a South African immigrant and a Jew. And I believe, like Gavin, that Kramer is an atheist who lied about his Hebrew and Judaic knowledge so that he could receive immigration benefits to stay in this country as a Hebrew teacher.
In the script, Gavin is asked by a Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicator to prove he knows Hebrew Jewish prayer songs by singing them for an “Orthodox rabbi in full regalia” with an “Israeli accent.” But the rabbi–who lies for Gavin (yes, our borders are over-run not with Latinos and Islamic terrorists, but fake Hebrew teachers with rabbis lying for them)–invites Gavin to come to “Temple Beth Shalom.”
Any Jew with even the tiniest inkling about his faith knows that an “Orthodox rabbi in full regalia” wouldn’t have anything to do with a “Temple.” Most Orthodox rabbis won’t set foot in one because they consider it “Avodah Zarah,” or “strange work” (like idol worship, and contrary to Judaism). Orthodox and Conservative Jewish houses of worship are “synagogues” or “shuls” (Yiddish for synagogue). Only Reform Jewish houses of worship are “temples.”
If he knew anything about Judaism, Kramer would know this. And since Kramer told an interviewer that he “lived every step” of this movie and that to get U.S. citizenship, immigrants “are forced to do fraudulent things”, I have to conclude that since he shares every other “Gavin” characteristic that he, too, lied about his Hebrew and Judaic knowledge to gain U.S. citizenship.
When Kramer’s lawyer demanded I take down my previous post, which surmised that Kramer is an immigration fraud criminal, I asked her to send me a complete copy of Kramer’s immigration file and also asked where he worked when he first came to this country (ie., was it at a Jewish school, as it is for “Gavin”?). I never heard back from her, and she dropped the matter. Wonder why?
I think we know the answer. And if I were an enterprising ICE investigator, I’d be poring through “Gavin,” er . . . Wayne Kramer’s immigration file.
Not because he completely lied about ICE agents and the hard work that they do. But because he defrauded America then . . . years before his latest fraud that takes place at theaters in August.