To bother arresting illegal alien drug dealers. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) claims to have prioritized its enforcement strategy to deal with the worst of the worst illegal aliens. However, ICE's real priority is homosexual marriage as shown by two recent stories.
First, ICE busy at defying Congress and the Constitution, as well as their Oaths of Office:
International Business Times December 20, 2011
When John Brandoli met his future spouse in the summer of 005, he did not care that he was falling in love with an immigrant who had arrived from Trinidad with only a tourist visa. They became inseparable, and in March of 2010 they wed...
Brandoli and his husband, Michael Thomas, faced a higher hurdle. Their marriage is recognized in Massachusetts, one of seven states to have legalized same-sex marriage. But under the Defense of Marriage Act, Thomas is not entitled to the federal benefits that marriage confers -- including the ability to update his immigration status.
While similar cases have ended with bi-national couples sundered by the federal prohibition of same-sex marriage, Thomas and Brandoli defied that outcome. Thomas was facing deportation for remaining in the country illegally -- he had been misled by a fraudulent immigration services provider that advised him against applying for asylum -- but Immigration and Customs Enforcement moved last week to close his case.
However, ICE has plenty of time and resources to apply to the Pink Mafia, assigning an Undersecretary of Homeland Security to deal with homosexual issues:
When asked by a Metro Weekly reporter whether same-sex couples would qualify, a senior administration official responded "yes." Nelson Peacock, an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Legislative Affairs, wrote in response to a question from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that "LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] individuals' ties and contributions to the community are taken into account" in assessing whether their cases should be considered low priority.
Meanwhile, back on the border, ICE is unconcerned that the Sinaloa Cartel has been unaffected by arrests in November that were hyped in the media and continues its business of drug smuggling. One of ICE's "priorities" alleged is drug smuggling. It fights ongoing turf battles with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) over the issue. It is a long standing battle that goes back decades, back to when the U.S. Customs Service claimed exclusive jurisdiction over drug smuggling. However, ICE appears to have surrendered their jurisdiction in drug smuggling investigations to the Tempe Police Department and the DEA.
WaPo December 20, 2011, Associated Press
TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona authorities have arrested some 200 people, and seized $7.8 million in cash and more than 1,200 pounds of drugs following an investigation they say has dismantled an “extensive” drug trafficking cell tied to the powerful Sinaloa cartel, federal and state authorities announced Tuesday.
Authorities announcing the 15-month-long investigation said that although the Sinaloa cartel almost immediately regenerates after one of its cells have been taken down, their investigation certainly struck a blow.
“Arresting a drug dealer is one thing but if we can actually follow that backwards and take out the head of the snake of this organization, we exact a lot of pain on those cartels and those folks putting their distribution networks in Arizona,” Tempe police Cmdr. Kim Hale said at a news conference announcing the bust.
The 203 people arrested ranged all the way from street dealers and buyers to family members and friends of Sinaloa cartel members who were well-trusted in the organization, Hale said.The 43 search warrants conducted as part of the investigation led to the seizure of 44 guns that included assault rifles, 650 pounds of marijuana, 435 pounds of methamphetamine, 123 pounds of cocaine and 4.5 pounds of heroin. Combined the drugs are estimated to be worth $12.5 million...
Separately, Phoenix agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency had been investigating the ring, so the two joined forces, along with other agencies.
Doug Coleman, acting special agent in charge of the DEA in Arizona, said that he expects further arrests in the case as the investigation continues.
It appears that ICE's "priority" is not stopping the Sinaloa Cartel, but imposing homosexual marriage on the United States. Not surprising given Barak Hussein Obama's history of drug use and lies about his opposition to homosexual marriage.