April 24, 2009, - 3:29 pm

Meet the ICE Sheikh: Obama’s New Immigration/Customs Chief John Morton

By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employee sent me this comment regarding news of new ICE chief nominee John Morton’s testimony at confirmation hearings.

Looks like it’s time to come up with a new nickname for The ICE Princess’ replacement.

The ICE person suggests Mor(t)on, which is intersting.
For new readers, “The ICE Princess” was my very appropriate nickname for incompetent and unqualified former Bush ICE chieftess Julie L. Myers, the spoiled niece of General Richard Myers who selfishly chose herself for the job when she was recruiting for it a the Bush White House personnel office.
Like Myers, the new guy doesn’t have any law enforcement experience. Sorry, but being a lawyer–even a prosecuting attorney–is NOT law enforcement. Unless you’ve had a badge and a gun, you ain’t law enforcement.


And like Myers, it’s gonna be a disaster. Perhaps it won’t be as much of a train wreck. But it’ll be pretty bad. It’s bad enough already. Still, he won’t be as ripe a target for my site and the Photoshop biz. And at least his appointment will get ICE’s own George Costanza, John P. Torres, an uber-narcissist thug, out of the driver’s seat at the agency.
I’ve thought about new names, and the best I can do is “The ICE Sheikh” (very apropros now that were in the Hussein Obama era). “ICE Bitch” would probably be more fitting, since ICE–and Morton–is now DHS secretary Janet Napolitano a/k/a “The Lesbionic Woman“‘s bitch. And since she is investigating and persecuting ICE agents for doing their jobs and giving work permits to the illegal aliens they arrested. Or ICE Mor(t)on will do. Maybe you can come up with a better moniker for Mr. Morton.
In the meantime, check out what Mr. Mor(t)on said–the reason we’re already searching for a new nickname for him:

ICE Nominee: I’ll Focus on Employers, Not Immigrants
“President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to target unscrupulous employers who hire illegal immigrants by stepping up prosecutions and civil fines against them – rather than the people they hire. John Morton, a career federal prosecutor, said in his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday that the administration also plans to eventually require mandatory use of the online E-Verify database to enable employers to check the immigration status of new hires.”

Um, that’s been tried before–the E-Verify program, but Congress (that means, Senator Leahy) tabled it and the funding, which means E-Verify ends on September 30th, just a few months away. So you already know Morton’s lying and BS-ing. And since he can’t use E-Verify and he won’t go after illegal aliens, Jose and Ahmed, this is your era. Bring the whole family.
Our friend, Bonzer Wolf, has much more on the new ICE Mor(t)on.


12 Responses

The ICE Cream-puff?

MarySJ on April 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Maybe “ICE Mustafa” since he seems to be the “chosen one” for Muslims. They can come here in droves and will never be deported.

Gabe on April 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Well Debbie, Obviously Morton was selected with the idea that Morton’s salt can melt ICE…. at least that is my theory.

philabuster on April 24, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Plus DebbieS. is totally HOT< so she does not need Morton Salt to melt ICE 😉

philabuster on April 24, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Another Cheeseweener with a law degree, Lord help us. If I wasn’t so close to retirement, I might actually lose sleep over this. Just once, don’t ya think we could do something right for a change? This country has already had one revolution and there is no reason why we couldn’t have another.

#1Vato on April 24, 2009 at 9:27 pm

This agency is headed downhill. It started once it was created, and it’s still headed that way, only even faster. Management at the local field levels don’t listen to their agents, assign them without a care as to their abilities, newby agents get assigned to complex long term investigation groups for which they have had NO training or experience, Customs agents have to do Immigration cases, INS agents have to do Customs cases, management don’t want to hear about complaints at one southern california office that has a number of rac and asac offices and retaliate against those agents that have the temerity to speak up and bring the cancer that managemet has caused and is called low morale to light. if the media ever heard about these problems and did an expose on it, all hell would break loose because the american people would see just how $%^&ed up the situation is. legacy customs people are jumping ship to CBP, INS are jumping ship to DRO. And now we cant do any customs warehouses operations because hq doesn’t want us to arrest illegal aliens! “stick to the office employees” hq says. Like a secretary won’t turn out to be an illegal?!?!? What then? Let her go? Don’t arrest her? Give her a G56 letter? And the new “suggestions” message board that is now on the DHS intranet is a wholesome bitch board. Leg Customs people are saying merge with CBP. Leg INS persons are saying let Immigration be standalone. LEOs are throwing verbal bombs against support staff and support staff are throwing the same against LEOs (like saying that DHS agents are fat and need fitness tests). Like Chuck Heston said, God Bless His Soul, ITS A MADHOUSE!

cal1811 on April 25, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Glad to be gone from this pathetic agency. I can only see further darkness on the horizon and fear for all those dedicated agents who still have to muddy through until retirement. It’s hard to do the job when you don’t know what the job is anymore and OIG could be breathing down your back.
All I can do is shake my head in disgust and move on. Napolitano has already shown her colors; what’s Morton’s?

ICEnomore on April 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Worked till 9 pm Friday night, called up dro for bedspace only to be told that they would not take the prisoner because she had an anchor baby. What!!! I know I mentioned she had previous criminal convictions, no, let her go with a run letter and a date with the immigration judge. Un Friken believable. Done I say and good day!!!

yakuza on April 26, 2009 at 7:21 pm


freefromice on April 26, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Uh-oh. Cal1811, Icenomore, Yakuza, and freefromice, you guys “simma down now.” Or else you’ll cause the spin doctors EVS and Priceless to jump on here and fire up the propaganda machine. EVS– “I believe we’re doing good work,” “Those who ran from the battle have no right to throw stones,” blah blah blah…blah blah blah. Wake up ICE management (upper management). Reach down and retrieve some intestinal fortitude for once since that $%&$&#&$ merger and let your collective voice be heard. Do so for your employees, your agency, your legacy, and YOUR COUNTRY. If enough voices are heard, who knows, maybe real changes may happen and not just the typical window dressing bullshit like under Garcia, Meyers and Torres.

notanEVSfan on April 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Yeah, notanEVSfan, you are right, that IS probably what EVS, et al will do. But, to paraphrase Reagan, it wasn’t I who left the battle, the leaders I was folowing into battle left me! HQ notices for freakin’ I-9 inspection notice services? No more warehouse FIST operations because we might encounter illegals?? Not having a say in our career movements from group to group??? 6 years since the merger and the situation still sucks.

cal1811 on April 27, 2009 at 1:19 am

ICE remains truly dysfunctional. Our new managers keep making the same statement that ICE is still a relatively new agency. We have been listening to that EXCUSE for years. Jurisdictional problems among previously brethern law enforcement officers and low moral have infected this agency since it’s inception.
Since 2003 we have heard that the Title 21 MOU between ICE and DEA is being re-written and modified, and six years later we are no closer to a new MOU.
ICE still lacks direction. We have received no real mission from HQ. The simple question of “what do you want us to do?” has still not been answered. When an office does conduct a successful enforcement action which came as the result of an intense investigation, their actions are questioned by HQ.
Career advancement for veteran agents from both legacy agencies has been stymied by criteria such as ‘must be proficient in both Customs and Immigration’ investigative areas and computer databases. This results in the continued promotion of the 5 year wonder agents who have little or minimal field experience.
Veteran agents from both legacy agencies have NOT been adequately trained in cross disciplines.
As for the suggestion board, let’s see what actually happens. I am not optimistic that anything will change. It seems that the only suggestions being considered are the ‘easy ones’.
Money and funding in certain areas seems to be a hit and miss commodity as some announcements, such as laterals for managers and RACS seem to have PCS money, but moves for field agents to office office announcing vacancies or the Academy has no money.
I must agree with cal1811, six years since the merger, six years of trying to get it ‘right’ or at least moving in the right direction…. and the situation still “sucks”.

ICEDover on April 27, 2009 at 7:58 pm

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