August 4, 2008, - 4:58 pm

ICE Agents Respond to Obama, Sort of

By Debbie Schlussel
Many Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents sent me a July 22 letter written “on their behalf” to Barack Hussein Obama in response to Obama’s outrageous comments at the La Raza convention, at which Obama characterized ICE agents as terrorists.
While the letter is pretty good, the author isn’t. Art Gordon, the letter writer, is president of FLEOA, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. He’s part of the reason ICE is such a joke and Obama can get away with attacking the agency, unchallenged. That’s because–in opposition to most ICE agents–Gordon (who is NOT an ICE agent) supported President Bush in his nomination of the incompetent, unqualified Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” to head ICE. That undue endorsement went a long way for her and she used it in getting Senate support for her nomination.


Art Gordon: Out of Touch Fed Ushered in Incompetent ICE Princess

FLEOA is not a union. Many ICE agents don’t belong to it. They don’t want to pay exorbitant dues to people like Gordon who claim to speak on their behalf and endorse positions and parties anathema to their interests. One such agent was the principled Matt Issman, a then-career ICE agent and then-Vice President of FLEOA, who was sickened by Gordon’s endorsement of Myers and who publicly spoke out against it.
And most agents view many of those involved in FLEOA as social-climbing resume-packers, such as former FLEOA Vice President Brian M. Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz,” ICE’s Islamopandering, terrorist-schmoozing Michigan/Ohio Special Agent in Charge. When he held office in FLEOA, he was schmoozing Congressmen in his quest to head ICE and climb the ladder. And Moskowitz endorsed–in the Washington Post–the jack-booted INS kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives, after which he was returned to Castro’s Communist tyranny.
So, while the letter to Obama was good, you have to consider the source, Mr. Gordon, and how he helped usher ICE into the Julie Myers era and into clowndom and Rodney Dangerfield-ness.
And take it with a grain of salt. Remember, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Tick-tock.

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6 Responses

Certainly I agree with the point of the letter defending the ICE agents as honorable people and dedicated professionals. They are the exact opposite of being terrorists. I was struck though, by the lack of substance in the letter regarding current immigration policy and the lack of real systematic enforcement; nothing about enforcing the laws against illegal immigration, or identifying illegal immigrants, and applying existing immigration laws to them. The reference to needed immigration reform makes me wonder whether the McCain campaign might have inspired this document. Certainly any letter referring to the professionals enforcing the law ought to ask for a pardon for two agents, Ramos and Compaen who have just lost their appeals case and should immediately be pardoned.

c f on August 4, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Sorry for the OT, but Debbie, there was an NPR radio segment today accusing you of racism. It aired between 6:15-6:30.
The segment was primarily about an Arab woman running for some office in Detroit. While segued to a talk about the “difficult environment” that Arabs and Muslims face post 9/11.
In that discussion it was claimed that you falsely accused some guy (the one who was appointed by Granholm for something) of having radical ties. Of couse you were right, but the NPR piece wasn’t about to be fair, and called your allegation racist.
Just thought you should know. NPR in Detroit is no friend of the Jews.

newstip4u on August 4, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Thank you for exposing this joke of a union leader, Gordon. In his rag of a newsletter (how much does THAT cost his membership?), his photos are the reason he should NEVER get in front of a camera. His union is one in name only and does not have any kind of cojones for the job of protecting LEOs. I have never heard of FLEOA advancing one single issue close to the hearts of LEOs. They exist only to pad their resumes like you pointed out.

sanantonioins on August 4, 2008 at 10:38 pm

On illegal immigration, I’ve lost trust in both political parties. Because I believe both have the same end game, of stalling for amnesty. The longer illegals are allowed to get comfortable, the more they become legitimate. The paltry photo-op round ups are as phony as the director Michale Chertoff. At the ICE’s snails pace, It’ll take over 200 years to round all of them up!

Jackson Pearson on August 4, 2008 at 11:11 pm

And to top it all off… no matter what, our confiscated money is paying for this!
Osama/Obama is a socialist; he needs to pander to these special interest groups (like the La Raza Nazis) for their illegal money and stolen votes.
Come to think of it, Osama/Obama hasn’t done much in Utah. He probably knows that only self-medicated folks in the core areas would bother listening to his worthless speeches. While the rest of us normal folks are converting our money into physical gold, Money Market accounts, Corporate bonds, Blue Chips Stock, land and hard commodities. We don’t waste our wealth on guys like that!
Why throw your money away on childish politicians when excellent investment opportunities in US and Israeli companies are soooo tempting!
Besides, Osama/Obama’s campaign is dying anyway. All that’s left is for his supporters to renact Chicago’s Weatherman attack of 1968 in Denver. Then his campaign (and probably dozen’s of people again) will be dead.
Oh! Great investment idea: razor wire, sandbags, shotgun shells, bottled water and canned foods for the suburbs of Denver. The prices a week before the convention could skyrocket!

bhparkman on August 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

Now that I think about it some more, isn’t FLEOA’s activities defined as racketeering? This is what Merriam-Webster says:
Main Entry: 2racket
Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: 1565
1: confused clattering noise : clamor
2 a: social whirl or excitement b: the strain of exciting or trying experiences
3 a: a fraudulent scheme, enterprise, or activity b: a usually illegitimate enterprise made workable by bribery or intimidation c: an easy and lucrative means of livelihood dslang : occupation, business
If all FLEOA is for resume-packing and influence, then aren’t they?

bhparkman on August 5, 2008 at 4:07 am

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