In its never-ending effort to avoid immigration law enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit, also known as ICE Bunko Squad, has reached out to find more obscure law enforcement work unrelated to immigration or customs law enforcement. This time it is doing the work of the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG).
NorthJersey.com by Andrew Wyrich January 13, 2014
Twenty-six moving companies, including nine from Bergen and Passaic counties, were cited by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs on Monday after an undercover investigation found they violated state law.
The moving companies were fined $2,500 each by the Division of Consumer Affairs for moving customers in New Jersey without a state license, according to a news release.
In addition, two companies, including one from Wayne, were cited with a civil penalty of $25,000 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for allegedly performing interstate moves without having a federal operating authority oversee the move, a violation of federal regulations...
Once the companies agreed to work with the undercover investigators, they were confronted by members of the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a transportation compliance unit of the New Jersey State Police at a self-storage facility in Ledgewood in Morris County.
Also of interest, it appears that States can enforce Federal law. From the same story, it appears that the DOT has authorized the State of New Jersey to enforce Federal laws concerning fraud by interstate moving companies.
Cliffview Pilot January 13, 2014 by Jerry DeMarco
In the interest of ensuring a level playing field, the state has entered into a partneship with the U.S. Department of Transportation in a partnership that allows it to enforce federal interstate transportation laws.
It was not too long ago that the radical left and Barack Hussein Obama argued before the Supreme Court that States could not enforce Federal immigration law, but apparently States may enforce Federal interstate transportation laws.