U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations is charged with enforcing the immigration and customs laws of the United States. However they don't like that responsiblity and two recent accounts in the press bring ICE HSI lawlessness into stark contrast.
The first is the continued attempt by ICE HSI to insert itself in the child pornography business that this blog has documented as ICE HSI's attempt to become the national Special Victims Unit (SVU).
The Statesman Journal September 6, 2012 by Capi LynnTwo Salem residents have been arrested on federal child exploitation charges, and two child victims rescued, after a nationwide search for a “Jane Doe” suspected child pornographer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).Michelle Lee Freeman, 40, and her husband, Michael Serapis Freeman, 39, surrendered to Salem police on Tuesday after the couple learned that an acquaintance had identified Michelle in “Jane Doe” photos that had been provided to the media by ICE and shared by the public on social media sites. HSI special agents have positively identified Michelle as the suspect.
There is no interest here for ICE HSI; no customs or immigration violation, no alien perpetrators, no cause at all for ICE HSI to be involved. No reason either for any Federal involvement. It is the responsibility of the city of Salem to enforce Oregonian laws against child pornography.
In other news, ICE HSI, besides not investigating or obtaining indictments of aliens voting in Colorado or Florida, refused to arrest 10 illegal aliens who were publically arrested then released by Charlotte police:
USA Today September 5, 2012 by Alan GomezCHARLOTTE -- The 10 illegal immigrants arrested while protesting the Democratic National Convention will not be placed in deportation proceedings."ICE has taken no enforcement action against the Ride for Justice activists arrested Tuesday in Charlotte," ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in a statement Wednesday morning. "ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens, recent border crossers and egregious immigration law violators, such as those who have been previously removed from the United States."The 10 arrested were part of a cross-country bus tour that originated in Phoenix and ended in Charlotte over the weekend. Participants were trying to draw attention to harsh immigration laws in states like Arizona, Alabama and Georgia.
Of interest is that the illegal aliens were ostensibly protesting the record number of deportations claimed by the Obama Regime, which, in the typical Alinsky style is a Big Lie.
But there we have it, ICE is not doing the job it was created to do, enforce immigration and customs laws, but has instead assigned itself the enforcement of Federal child pornography laws usually enforced by the FBI, but in any event, the primary responsibility of State law enforcement agencies.