Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was angered by the fact that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office.
She angry because arresting illegal immigrants violated her and President Obama’s policies regarding immigration.
Sean Smith, a spokesman at Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., said that Napolitano is demanding answers. Napolitano herself said, “I want to get to the bottom of this” and is planning on conducting an investigation of the February 24th raid.
Strange, the last time I looked into it enforcing US immigration policies and arresting and deporting illegal immigrants was the sworn duty of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Of course I erroneously believed that it was the sworn duty of the Homeland Security Secretary to support them in those efforts.
So… the person in charge of US Homeland Security and therefor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regards arresting 28 illegal immigrants at Yamato Engine Specialists factory in Bellingham, Wa. as a violation of the policies of the new federal government? This is not something that any American should feel the least bit comfortable about.
Sadly it seems that National Council of La Raza – the political arm of MEChA – has more to be happy about than just their recent $473,000 “not-an-earmark” in the Stimulus Act. They’ve apparently got the sympathy of the Homeland Security Secretary as well.