Submitted By Todd on February 26th at 11:40pm
Immigration agents this week conducted their first work-site raid since President Barack Obama took office, but it was news to their boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who on Wednesday ordered a review of the action.Government agencies doing the right thing? Could bring angry repercussions from the boss... and a review!
Napolitano told lawmakers during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that she did not know about the raid before it happened and was briefed on it early Wednesday morning. She has asked U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which arrested 28 illegal immigrants in the raid, for answers. "I want to get to the bottom of this as well," she said. She said work-site enforcement needs to be focused on the employers.Answers? What, pray tell, would be the questions?
In a statement, an ICE official said the agency conducted the raid after information from two "gang members" led agents to start an investigation at the company.Gang members? Arrested? That's not fair... they might miss out on their free tattoo removal!
The Liberty Tattoo Removal Program helps people erase their unwanted tattoos. The program reaches out to ex-gang members who want to forget about their pasts. Since the program's creation in 2000, it has helped hundreds of people.In the new supplemental spending bill, there's $200,000 to help the poor gang members get de-tooed. What a wonderful world.
Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors stricter enforcement of immigration laws, said Napolitano's call to review the raid goes along with an expectation that Obama will slash work-site raids. Camarota said such raids should be part of an overall immigration policy. "I think that the expectation is that (Obama) will do a whole lot less enforcement, period," Camarota said.