Thursday, July 5, 2018

ICE: The Department of Terror?

Let’s see the "cruel and inhuman" folks at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in action. Shall we?

In this photo we see the Border Patrol saving a little girl stranded along the Rio Grande.

The Border Patrol arrested 4 in this human smuggling attempt.

Here’s the Border Patrol working with its partners in San Diego to stop human smuggling by ship.

The cruelty!

Smugglers put 29 people in the back of a tractor-trailer. The Border Patrol rescued them all.

Border Patrol agents rescue a man who got stuck in a storm drainage tunnel as smugglers tried to take him into the country in this dangerous way. (2010)

Locking 3 children in a hot car trunk is something smugglers have zero problem doing. The Border Patrol in Tucson, AZ rescued these kids.

This is the inside of a processing center for people who have tried to cross illegally. It’s in McAllen, TX. (Photo taken June 17, 2018.)

Not dramatic enough for the media, I know.

Here’s a smiling kid at the processing facility.


No way.

Mostly it looks like they sit around and wait.

Here’s the gigantic inhumane border wall project.

Border Patrol agents’ families participate in a remembrance ceremony for those who have died in the line of their incredibly “cruel and inhuman” duties, which include rescuing people whose destiny is to be pimped out for meager cash.

The grieving families wait for the names of their loved ones to be called.

They defended our country, and paid the ultimate price.

Secretary Zinke visits with Native American leaders (Tohono O’odham) during a tour of the U.S./Mexico border.

See the contempt…

The racism…

The hate…

…in that handshake.

Look at this vast and totally porous border. How many more patriots have to die, how many more smuggling victims have to die, before we finally “build that wall?”

Who are the cruel ones who want to keep it open so that smugglers can still operate?

President Trump discusses border wall prototypes.

It IS happening, folks.

With God’s help.

Yep, the “terrorists” are at it again as 271 people arrested by ICE in March 2018 get their fingerprints taken.

These "residents" of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands threatened public safety and were in violation of immigration laws.

Yes, ICE is to blame!

Another “fascist” ICE agent! Protecting the SuperBowl!

What a "tyrant" our President is, unleashing these folks on the unsuspecting…terrorists who want to cause harm to innocent Americans attending a national sporting event.


And this! Guns!

Preparing to put your life on the line to protect your fellow Americans from evil thug murderers!

So “awful!”

Just as an aside the “thugs” at ICE have an entire center dedicated to protecting American products from brand counterfeiters, who unfairly steal money (in the form of intellectual property) from others and who also put people’s lives at risk with inferior product.

Also a fun fact, ICE has a “Cyber Crimes Center” and their experts can get all your stuff off the hard drives you might try to destroy.

Gee, I wonder who would try to dismantle ICE, knowing that?

Gangs hurt immigrants, by terrorizing them in school till they join; sex trafficking teens; and shaking down all sorts of people for protection money.

Why would you want to dismantle ICE — the agency that stops gangs? Unless you maybe…support gangs?

And now we get to the heart of it. What is the one dedicated function of ICE that criminal syndicates, operating in cities large and small, dislike?



“Our Special Agents proactively identify cross-border criminal trafficking organizations,” ICE says. Also this:
“Every day, (ICE Homeland Security Investigations) HSI agents around the globe work to uncover, dismantle and disrupt human trafficking. They come face to face with the worst of humanity — traffickers profiting off the forced labor and commercial sex of their victims through the use of physical and sexual abuse, threats of harm and deportation, false promises, economic and psychological manipulation, and cruelty.”
Now you know the truth about why certain people say they want to dismantle this agency.

Hint: It has absolutely nothing to do with caring about children.


Copyright 2018 by Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. This post is hereby released into the public domain. Opinions are the author’s own. All photos are U.S. Government works and are therefore public domain. Cover photo here. The author worked for 7 years as a public affairs specialist at DHS’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol, but she does not represent them (or any entity) here or anywhere, officially or unofficially.