Federal authorities detained 25 undocumented workers who tried to enter Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter with forged identification this week to help build the U.S. command center for Army ground forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The new Third Army headquarters building will contain highly sensitive communications rooms so secret that a reporter and photographer from The State touring the base for an unrelated story Thursday were not allowed enter.
Two of the workers detained Wednesday were fugitives and jailed at the Charleston County Detention Center, a spokesman for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said. The spokesman said he did not know the charges.
The other 23 were released and will face a hearing at a later date, immigration spokesman Temple Black said.
Obviously, none of the 23 released by the ICE office of Homeland Security Investigations will appear for their immigration hearing and will add to the work load of another ICE office, Enforcement and Removal Operations, who will have to search for these illegals when they fail to appear for their hearing. So that is what ICE is doing, it makes work for itself, wasting millions and enforcing nothing.