If you tossed and turned last night because you’re worried about counterfeit contact lenses, you’ll sleep better tonight knowing that Immigration and Customs and Enforcement is on the case.
According to a news release, ICE is going to crack down on the problem now that it’s Halloween.
Federal authorities warn against dangers of decorative contact lensesWASHINGTON – With Halloween rapidly approaching, federal law-enforcement authorities are issuing a consumer warning against dangerous counterfeit contact lenses and unapproved decorative contact lenses illegally sold at retail outlets and online that can cause eye infections, conjunctivitis and impaired vision.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have combined efforts to make several hundred seizures totaling around 100,000 pairs of counterfeit, illegal and unapproved contact lenses. The enforcement actions, coordinated from the ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), were conducted under the FDA-led initiative dubbed Operation Double Vision, an ongoing effort to target the illicit importation and distribution of counterfeit and unapproved contact lenses that present a significant health and safety hazard to the American public.“Criminal elements will capitalize on the excitement of the holiday season by selling substandard, dangerous counterfeit and illegal items with no regard for the health and safety of consumers,” said ICE Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director Peter Edge. “Our agents are committed to collaborating with external agencies to develop effective operations and conduct aggressive investigations into the distribution of fake goods that threaten the American public with lengthy medical procedures and strenuous rehabilitation programs.”[ More]
One may presume from this breathless alert that these lenses are flooding the country from abroad, and that’s certainly something that ought to be stopped.
But some of us would prefer for ICE to “conduct aggressive investigations into the distribution of fake” IDs that permit illegal aliens to vote
, and indeed the “distribution of fake” Americans known as “refugees” and “undocumented immigrants” who are wrecking
once beautiful American towns and communities.