Spread across the media these days are pictures of ICE cops with guns in raid gear and little kids….
Not in the media spotlight are those special agents/investgators that have the mission of going after national security threats,child pornography, serious criminality and transnational crime.
There job has gotten more difficult as their initials become a dirty word across the country….
Those investigators have pointed out their problems to their parent agency heads in Homeland Security agancy.
Homeland Security’s Custom Border Patrol arm has disregarded the Justice Department’s order for a zero-torrence border policy….
The agents’ letter is rooted in longstanding tensions between the investigative and deportation divisions within ICE.
The child of a forced marriage between two defunct federal agencies — The United States Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service — ICE has long struggled to balance its dual roles of transnational criminal investigations and deportations.
Some agents in the investigations unit have said the Trump administration has prioritized ICE’s deportations mission. Thomas D. Homan, the acting director of ICE and former leader of its deportation unit, has been a vocal proponent of the administration’s immigration policies.
The more than 6,000 special agents assigned to Homeland Security Investigations focus on money laundering, drug trafficking, human smuggling, child exploitation and cybercrimes. The agents have been involved in some of the highest-profile criminal investigations in recent years, including the takedown of the Silk Road website, an online market where illegal drugs and fake identifications were sold.
The agency was also involved in the arrest and capture of drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo, who led the Sinaloa cartel before he was extradited to the United States last year…..
The Homeland Security Agency is the newest and 3rd largest cabinet agency …The Morale in the put together agency is among the worst in the federal government….More…