The infamous and useless U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) is back in the swing of things, ignoring illegal aliens and looking to be the world's sex and purse police. It seems the manly robocops of ICE SVU have become just a tad bit effeminate.
First, the purses that ICE SVU is so concerned about:
TAMPA — The people who are working to keep terrorists out of the country and dope off the streets are also making it a little harder for you to score a knockoff of one of those trendy handbags, belts or watches.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has initiated cases against at least seven people in the past year in U.S. District Court for Florida's middle district, which includes the Tampa Bay area, alleging the counterfeiting of consumer products, chiefly women's handbags.
It's not small potatoes. A Hernando County couple is accused of selling nearly $1.4 million worth of purses infringing on the trademarks of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Hermes and Gucci. A Pinellas couple sold more than $878,000 worth of the stuff.
[The Feds Are Cracking Down On Fake Trendy Purses, Belts And Watches In Tampa Bay, by Jerome Stockfisch, Tampa Bay Times, August 4, 2016]
I like the little jibe the reporter uses to juxtapose the alleged mission of ICE to keep out terrorists with the apparent obsession of ICE SVU with purses. Catching terrorists seems much more an important goal for ICE SVU. The reporter doesn't realize though that the actual mission of the Department of Homeland Security is the much more mundane mission of enforcing immigration and customs laws, which have an anti-terrorist mission, but mostly in the general enforcement of those laws which, if done properly, will have an impact on terrorism.
Much more important though is the failure of the reporter to point out that ICE SVU has done nothing about the infiltration of Muslim terrorists into Florida in general, and the Tampa Bay area specifically. Tampa Bay has a very Islamic center, and undoubtedly there are many legal and illegal aliens attending that center, the Islamic Academy of Florida and the Islamic Center of Tampa. And not too far from Tampa Bay is Fort Pierce, where the Fort Pierce Islamic Center holds forth with Islam so radical, they produced two terrorists, Omar Mateen and a suicide bomber, Moner-Muhammad Abu Salha.
The ICE SVU Supervisory Special Agent, known as a Group Supervisor, is quite taken with his work concerning purses:
"This year I guess we've had good luck," said Ritchie Flores, group supervisor of fraud investigations for Homeland Security. "But it's more accessible. It's out there on every corner. The volumes we see are just gigantic."
You might want to give Flores a call and ask him about how many terrorists ICE SVU in Tampa Bay arrested:
2203 North Lois Avenue Suite 600
Tampa, FL, 33607
More importantly, ICE SVU is so unconcerned about alien terrorists in the United States, they will go overseas to find crimes outside the jurisdiction of United States to be the sex police, and ignore real crimes involving illegal aliens in the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A 56-year-old San Jose man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for traveling to the Philippines in 2012 to have sex with a 13-year-old girl and later trying to tamper with witnesses, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Michael Lindsay was convicted in May of traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, attempted witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
Prosecutors said Lindsay contacted the girl's mother online to arrange meetings for sex in Manila, where he owned a condominium, in May and August 2012. He paid the mother after the meetings.
Homeland Security Investigations arrested Lindsay at San Francisco International Airport in November 2012, when he tried to return to the Philippines, according to prosecutors.
[San Jose Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Sex Tourism, Obstruction, by Jason Green, San Jose Mercury News, August 5, 2016]
Now, sex with minors is a crime in the Philippines and there is no argument that prostitution or child molestation is a crime within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. If American authorities had evidence of his crime, they could have turned that over the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippino counterpart of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is well regarded for a Third-World law enforcement agency and providing the NBI information about a crime in the Philippines is much better use of American resources, resources that could be used to investigate crimes in the United States, such as municipalities aiding and harboring illegal aliens, a violation of Title 8 of the United States Code, Section 1324.
In fact, ICE SVU does not need to go far to find such a crime, as the press has provided ample evidence of the crime. And the perpetrators are quite public about their crime. ICE SVU will not have to do much work.
With immigration reform deadlocked and election rhetoric against it divisive, Houston and cities across the country are increasingly considering providing identification cards to immigrants and other vulnerable populations.
The lack of a government-sanctioned ID can turn any interaction with police into citations, jail time or even deportation, so residents often fear contacting law enforcement. Even cashing a check, fulfilling a prescription or visiting a health clinic can be troublesome. But immigrants and homeless residents often don't qualify for such IDs because they can't prove that they are here legally or reside in the state.
In response, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City already distribute local IDs, as does New Haven, Conn., and Greensboro, N.C. Cincinnati is implementing a similar program this month and on Thursday El Paso County officials earmarked funds for a proposed joint program with the city. Boston is pursuing the idea and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he, too, is exploring the issue, though it wouldn't progress until 2017.
[Cities Increasingly Turning To Municipal ID Cards, by Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2016]
These municipal identification cards are a violation of three section of 8 USC 1324:
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or
(I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or
(II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts
However, ICE SVU is ignoring this very domestic violation of the laws of the United States, and instead is more concerned about purses and crimes in the Philippines. It is clear that ICE SVU needs adult supervision. Supervision that cuckservative Paul Ryan refuses to perform. Hopefully President Trump will be providing that adult supervision.
Why not give the San Francisco Bay Area ICE SVU Special Agent-in-Charge, Ryan L. Spradlin, a call and let him know that California gives driver's licenses to illegal aliens. He can open a case closer to home than the Philippines. The case against the State of California, or even the City and County of San Francisco, is an open-and-shut case.
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