Sunday, September 22, 2013

An Immigration Or Customs Law Violation?

Well, no.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) continues its policy of not enforcing the immigration and customs laws of the United States.  ICE SVU does not want to enforce immigration and customs laws.  It has decided that it will enforce State against sex with minors.  Usually that is the responsibility of State and local law enforcement agencies.

Ashbury Park Press September 17, 2013
Man Charged In Monmouth County Child Sex Sting
TRENTON — A Georgia man was charged Monday with illegal sexual conduct and child pornography offenses after investigators say he traveled from New York to Monmouth County last week to have sex with a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.
Richard J. Simone Jr., 23, of Acworth, Ga., who at the time was living in Long Island, was taken into custody on Friday in Monmouth County. The exact town was not revealed.
Simone was charged on Monday with one count of traveling across state lines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and also with one count of distribution of child pornography, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

So, a Federal agent charged with and trained to enforce the immigration and customs laws of the United States, ICE SVU Special Agents receive 22 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center located at Brunswick, GA.  First they complete 10 weeks of training in the Criminal Investigator Training Program, then an additional 12 weeks of agency specific training.  Interestingly enough, ICE SVU recruitment brochures no longer even mention work-site enforcement or general immigration law enforcement.  The major areas mentioned to prospective employees are Threats to National Security and Public Safety, Human Smuggling and Trafficking, Drug Smuggling, Counter-Proliferation Investigations, Gang Investigations, Financial and Money-Laundering Crimes, Customs Trade Fraud, Immigration Fraud, and Cyber and Child Exploitation Crimes.  Note that ICE no longer performs immigration fraud investigations, that is left to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services National Security and Fraud Detection officers, who do not even have arrest authority.  Drug smuggling is the responsibility of the Drug Enforcement Agency and the FBI.  National Security investigations are also the responsibility of the FBI.  Child abuse and child rape are the responsibility of State and local law enforcement agencies.  Operation Greenback, the premier legacy U.S. Customs Service operation regarding money laundering, was handed over to the FBI in 2003.  Export control and counter-proliferation investigations are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security.

In summary, ICE SVU wants every law enforcement responsibility under the sun, both Federal and State, except the enforcement of customs and immigration laws, with a strange obsession with child pornography and child sex investigations.  ICE SVU is so outside its jurisdiction, it investigates a man from Georgia for seeking out sex with a child in Monmouth County, NJ.  Monmouth County has a Sheriff's Office, the municipalities in Monmouth County have police departments.  Why does ICE SVU avoid arresting the 20 million illegal aliens in the United States and concentrate on a crime that another law enforcement agency already has responsibility for?  Because Barack Hussein Obama wants to elect a new people.

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