I see both sides, and I wanted to make sure I was going to make the right decision over this important matter. Let’s start at the beginning of ICE.
With its passage in November 2002, the Homeland Security Act set into motion what would be the single-largest government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense. Opening its doors in March 2003, one of the component agencies in the new Department of Homeland Security was the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, now known as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.
ICE was granted a unique combination of civil and criminal authorities to better protect national security and strengthen public safety in response to the deadly attacks perpetrated on 9/11.
Leveraging those authorities, ICE has become a powerful and sophisticated federal law enforcement agency.
Throughout 2017, ICE is looking back at its achievements and history through a series of stories, images, and milestones, focusing on significant events and accomplishments, one year at a time, beginning with 2003.
September 11, 2001: 19 terrorists hijack commercial airliners and carry out the massive attack on the United States
Terrorists take advantage of security weaknesses in our aviation system to kill nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children, including citizens of more than 90 countries. It is the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil.
November 2002: Homeland Security Act
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 is introduced in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and subsequent mailings of anthrax spores. The act is co-sponsored by 118 members of Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush Nov. 2002. The Homeland Security Act creates the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the new cabinet-level position of secretary of homeland security.
2003 – 2005
March 2003: U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially begins operations
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s mission is to prevent terrorism and enhance security; secure and manage U.S. borders; enforce and administer U.S. immigration laws; safeguard and secure cyberspace, and ensure resilience to disasters. March 1, 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is created through the integration of all or part of 22 different federal agencies and programs into a unified, integrated department. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the U.S. Customs Service and assumed their duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and services functions of the two legacy agencies and created three new agencies: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Michael J. Garcia nominated as the assistant secretary for Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
In March 2003 President Bush appoints Michael J. Garcia as the assistant secretary of homeland security for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he is unanimously confirmed by the Senate, Nov. 2003. Garcia served as Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service from Dec. 2002 to Feb. 2003 before it was integrated into the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. From Aug. 2001 to Nov. 2002, he was the top federal enforcer of dual-use export control laws as the assistant secretary of commerce for export enforcement. Click on the link to read more, I recommend it. They do a hell of a lot more than hold people against their will. It’s a must-read.
The BC girls found out about sex trafficking on our border with Mexico. There is a terrifying, disgusting thing happening with child sex slaves crisscrossing the border. If it’s not your kid being detained then, ICE finds out the DNA does not match, what the hell are they supposed to do? Deliver the child back to the defendant? Are they doing all they can to ensure the safety of the children? I saw rec centers, not cages. Let’s not forget the children that are sent here alone. The mistake will be made, they must ensure the most efficient way of dealing with this crisis.
Nobody gave a damn about it before, Obama was the worst offender and deported the most illegal aliens. This was done during a politically motivated re-election campaign from the Democrat side, but they don’t want to tell you that the law has been in place since Bush.
I like the read on what this agency does, cyber, sex trafficking, illegals and more.
These agents are following the law that’s been in effect for years, and it’s not cheese doodles making.
Above all follow the law, don’t come here without doing it right, some people wait years to enter the US. It’s as simple as that.