December 14, 2005, - 12:30 pm
Why is the agency charged with enforcing our nation’s immigration and anti-money laundering laws inviting foreigners to see its operations?
The latest issue of “ICE Update,” an internal newsletter for agents and other employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), details a program, ICE International Visitors Program, which is very disturbing.
ICE-IVP hosted 840 foreigners representing 119 countries, this year alone, gave them “operational briefings” and showed them detailed information on ICE’s investigations, removal of illegal aliens, intelligence, and federal protection service (protecting U.S. Cabinet members and federal buildings). Is the leadership of ICE insane?
The photo, below, shows members of the Iraqi delegation that visited ICE in November. And while these newly installed military and law enforcement figures from Iraq are supposed to be our friends, some are “former” Baathists (Saddam Hussein’s political party).
Then, there is the matter of what other countries are among the 119 that have “visited” ICE. ICE’s in-house newsletter did not provide a list of the countries, and we wonder why. Unless all 119 are innocuous countries like Fiji and the Pharoah Islands (which we doubt), it’s safe to assume that some of them are not our friends.
So why is ICE conducting these “visits”? When he was Secretary of Energy, pan-Islamist Spencer Abraham gave similarly disturbing tours of our nuclear facilities to representatives of foreign countries, many of whom were our enemies. We were quoted in the Washington Post about it. We knew where his loyalties were, as he’s now opened shop as a lobbyist for Middle Eastern interests.
Where do ICE’s loyalties lie? With compromised individuals like ICE Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz (a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz”) still employed in key positions, we have some idea. And it’s not good.
“Business is booming for the ICE International Visitors Program,” reports the ICE newsletter. But this absurd program shouldn’t be booming. It should be out of business.
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