Friday, August 06, 2010

View From The ICE

This littl snippet gives us some insights from the perspective of ICE officers toward ICE brass. I especially love the part where illegals who are criminals will voluntarily turn themselves in order to get a free ride home knowing they can easily return. They don't get put through any trial for their crimes committed here because ICE isn't equipped to do much more but deport. The article also indicates some things aren't always so bad for those awaiting deportation. Apparently, Obama admin people just refuse to see the dangers of an unprotected border and lax immigration policies.

In a side note, a lib columnist appearing in my local paper has tried to convince readers that Obama is doing more than Bush in deporting illegals. But based on the the report of ICE agents, how many of those being deported had been deported before, and how many times, is now in question. If numbers are heavily comprised of previously deported illegals, then there's really nothing about which anyone on the left should brag. It's all been a big farce. Of course, that pretty much describes this presidency.

5 comments:

Jim said...

"But based on the the report of ICE agents, how many of those being deported had been deported before..."

Where is the proof that this is different from the past 10 years? It doesn't disprove that the Obama administration is doing more to fight illegal immigration than Bush's. Because it is. Fox News simply doesn't report it.

Marshall Art said...

My point, Jim, is that raw numbers in this case are especially misleading if deportations are nothing more than deporting the same people. It's hype. If they can't show that they're actually diminishing the number of illegals here, reducing their total numbers, then why bother except to appear more effective, when they truly aren't, so as to gain politically?


What's more, the artile highlights the perspective of those actually doing the job. THEY don't sound as if there's any reason for Obama, his admin, OR ICE officials to be bragging.

Mark said...

The ICE agents are in the trenches doing the dirty work with which their bosses won't soil their hands.

They know the situation. All their bosses know is how to read and misinterpret statistics.

I used to be in management for a huge nationwide corporation. In my capacity as manager, I became adept at making the numbers support any move I made, including firing employees who did their jobs consistently.

I can prove any argument using numbers.

These ICE administrators are Obama puppets. Nothing more.

Marshall Art said...

Mark said:

"In my capacity as manager, I became adept at making the numbers support any move I made, including firing employees who did their jobs consistently."

You're not saying you actually did this, are you?

Mark said...

Too long a story to relate here, and not on topic, but, I should have added, doing their job consistently but not getting results. A couple of my hardest working employees were unproductive despite how hard they worked. It wasn't personal, in fact, I later married one of the ones I fired.