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ICE SVU Out Of Immigration Enforcement Business—Prefers The Role Of National Vice Squad For America
Three stories in the recent week show just how egregious U.S. Immigration and Customs Special Victims Unit's (ICE SVU) failure to execute its duties as required by law.
In the first, it has failed, again, to arrest the homosexual activist Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal alien from the Philippines, who publicly announced his illegal status. He was arrested recently for driving without a license and wearing headphones while driving. He was booked and held, then released because ICE SVU does not arrest illegal aliens anymore.
Minneapolis Star Tribune October 8, 2012 by AP
MINNEAPOLIS - Immigration authorities said Monday they won't take action against a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was arrested in Minnesota for driving without a valid license.
Jose Antonio Vargas attracted national attention last year when he revealed that he's an illegal immigrant. He was scheduled to speak at Carleton College in Northfield last Friday but never made it.
When a state trooper stopped him in Minneapolis for driving with headphones on, Vargas produced a canceled Washington state driver's license, said Lt. Eric Roeske, a spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol.
"He did not have a valid license, and the identification he produced when the trooper ran a check on it indicated it was canceled due to some sort of fraudulent activity, so there was some doubt to his actual identity," Roeske said.
Vargas was booked at the Hennepin County Jail and released on his own recognizance Friday pending a court appearance set for Oct. 18. The State Patrol contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Roeske said, but the federal agency did not block his release.
And the typical ICE SVU excuse for not arresting an illegal alien who falls into their lap:
An ICE spokeswoman in Washington said Monday that the agency intends to leave Vargas alone because he's not a high priority.
"Mr. Vargas was not arrested by ICE nor did the agency issue a detainer," Gillian Christensen said in an email statement. "ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of public safety threats, recent border crossers and egregious immigration law violators, such as those who have been previously removed from the United States."
And it is not as if ICE SVU had to expend any resources. They could have filled in a few forms and issued a detainer or even just released him for a hearing before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). There would have been minimal effort and resources, but the real reason for ICE SVU's inaction was a support for illegal immigration. Undoubtedly Vargas will be voting for Barak Hussein Obama. It has nothing to do with smart, effective immigration enforcement. This is non-enforcement. It is not as if ICE SVU is busy arresting alien terrorists, recently entered illegal aliens, or egregious immigration law violators like Vargas.
In fact ICE SVU is busy arresting American citizens for sex crimes; crimes that are traditionally enforced at the local level, or at the Federal level, by the FBI. To wit ICE SVU recently arrested a Puerto Rican woman for pimping out her daughter, both of whom are American citizens.
Minneapolis Star Tribune October 5, 2012 by AP
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Federal agents have arrested a woman suspected of prostituting her 14-year-old daughter in Puerto Rico.
Authorities filed a federal criminal complaint charging Betsian Carrasquillo Penaloza with taking her daughter and two other girls to the Sheraton Hotel at the San Juan Convention Center after meeting with undercover U.S. agents. The affidavit says Carrasquillo demanded $500 for sex with her daughter and $250 more for each of the other girls.
An agent with Homeland Security Investigations says in an affidavit signed Friday that the 34-year-old Carrasquillo also prostituted other underage girls and goes by the nickname "Fatty the Maneater."
And just how is this smart, effective immigration enforcement? No immigration or customs violations here. Is the Policia de Puerto Rico not capable of doing a common prostitution sting?
Then we have another case where ICE SVU instead of arresting one of the thousands of illegal alien terrorists infesting Michigan decided that it will run a sting on child predators, much like NBC:
The Detroit News October 5, 2012 by Christine MacDonald
Authorities arrested a Georgia man Friday at Detroit Metro Airport who police say traveled to Detroit to have sex with a 14-year-old boy.
David Crossman, 66, of Atlanta faces up to life in prison after he was charged with online enticement and with travel in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct with another.
Officials say Crossman spent two months communicating online with an undercover agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, who responded to Crossman's ad seeking sex with a minor. The agent posed as the father of a young boy.
"We are finding more and more that state lines and international borders are clearly not a hindrance to child predators," said Brian M. Moskowitz special agent in charge of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations in Detroit, in a press release.
How is that smart and effective immigration enforcement? An interstate crime? Call the FBI. ICE has a particular responsibility to enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States, not be the national vice squad for America.