It should not be a surprise that an obscure car enthusiasts blog has done better reporting on the illegal immigration and Department of Homeland Security failings issues than the Cultural Marxist media. Only the Federale blog has done more on what this writer facetiously calls the ICE SVU issue. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that is charged with interior enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States, is divided into two major components charged with immigration enforcement, and absurdly, with customs law enforcement as well, and, more importantly, other areas of law outside the public intent of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA). The first major component is Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and the second is Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). HSI is charged with investigating certain criminal laws relating to both customs law violations and immigration law violations, including fraud in immigration programs and worksite enforcement.
ERO is charged with general administrative enforcement of immigration laws, excluding work-site enforcement and immigration fraud investigations, however it conducts criminal investigations related to re-entry after deportation. There is, of course, no legal basis for the HSI/ERO division, in fact, a proper interpretation of the HSA requires that immigration law enforcement functions be in a unified component reporting to the Secretary of DHS, the Bureau of Border Protection.
In fact, HSI has abandoned its immigration enforcement responsibilities, with work-site enforcement units in each HSI Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) offices understaffed and doing no work. Similarly, HSI SAC offices are refusing to pursue cases of fraud in the immigration benefits system and the benefits component of DHS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has decided to create its own criminal prosecutions unit because HSI refuses to investigate fraud by aliens in the benefits system. So, we now have USCIS duplicating HSI's investigating authority because HSI refuses to exercise that authority, despite the HSA that requires HSI to investigate immigration fraud, in essence duplicating the activity of another agency that is funded to perform a function, but refuses to perform that function.
This is because ICE HSI, which this writer refers to as ICE SVU because of its strange obsession with various sex crimes, such as prostitution and child pornography, crimes generally not related to immigration or customs violations, and generally the responsibility of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces throughout the country, or, more importantly, by local law enforcement.
But ICE SVU also branches out into other areas in their desperation to avoid their statutory responsibilities, immigration law enforcement, by avoiding at all costs such work in favor of minor customs crimes or local crimes not in its legal jurisdiction.
To view ICE SVU's attitude, read this post on the campaign by ICE SVU to challenge other Federal law enforcement agencies in their area of responsibilities, in this case ICE SVU's ongoing challenge to the FBI. More importantly, read the comments on the posting by ICE SVU agents, some even threatening this writer, such as this one:
Anonymous said...Federale, I would really like to know where your from so you and I can meet face to face. Someone needs to stick a boot up your ass. Not sure if you are with the FBI or USMS or just disgruntled, but I am currently with the agency that wears the suits, and I will say the FBI does not have the authority the DHS/ICE/HSI has. The FBI used to have the broadest authority, but times have changed. HSI is becoming the lead investigative agency and everyone at the Bureau with their big egos need to wake up and just learn to play nice with others.
Jalopnik, a gearhead website, has been all over the ongoing issue of ICE SVU's ignoring immigration law enforcement for tracking down alleged illegal Land Rover Defender imports while 20 million illegal aliens remain in the United States unmolested, something only VDare and this blogger have addressed. More importantly, Jalopnik has done a better job connecting this the harassment of Land Rover Defender owners with ICE SVU's failures. In this case, ICE SVU is doing the work the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And ICE SVU gets to play with their new toys while raiding American citizens. No MRAP led raids on illegal aliens for ICE SVU.
Jalopnik February 11, 2015 by Patrick George
Jennifer Brinkley had a typical summer morning planned on July 15: get up, get dressed, and take her son to tennis practice. That changed when six body armor-clad Department of Homeland Security agents and local police officers showed up at her North Carolina home and blocked her driveway. They were there because of an arbitrary law promulgated 26 years ago to guard the prerogatives — and profits —of automakers and car dealers. Specifically, they were there to take Brinkley's truck.
"They wouldn't even tell me why it was being seized," said Brinkley, who lives near Charlotte. Though she didn't understand what was happening, she reluctantly complied with the agents' request. "If you're a law-abiding citizen, what can you do?" she said.
Around 6 a.m. that same day in Yakima, Wash., and Mobile, Ala., Homeland Security agents and police came to the homes of Mike Rodeiger and Jack Montgomery, respectively, with warrants that ordered more truck seizures. Montgomery, an attorney, said they threatened to arrest him for obstruction of justice if he or his family took photos of them.
"It was disgusting," said Montgomery, an attorney who asked Jalopnik to alter his last name for this story, out of fear that the incident could harm his legal practice. "It's beyond weird. Weird would be a nice word for it. This is thuggery."
And showing up the Cultural Marxist media, Jalopnik makes the connection between the anarcho-tyranny of ICE SVU and the failure of ICE SVU and DHS to secure the border:
Why These Rusty Old Trucks?
What has owners truly perplexed is what prompted the investigation into Richardet in the first place, as well as the crackdown on Defenders as a whole. Montgomery wonders why priorities were placed on a coordinated, nationwide seizure of cars by customs officials around the same time the country was dealing with a humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of children came flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jalopnik gets it, and do many of its readers given the comments on the article. However, RINOs continue to surrender on the issue while at the same time the American people are getting it concerning the election of a new people. Because you know that Mexican immigrants will happily vote for enviro-commies who think a 1990 Land Rover Defender is an threat to health and safety but a 1980 Defender isn't.