June 14, 2006
So I'm looking at a Reuters article, and the very first sentence reads:
U.S. customs officials arrested more than 2,000 illegal immigrants, gang members and other fugitives in a nationwide sweep, the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customer Enforcement agency said on Wednesday.
I thought, well there's yer problem! That's what we need: more federal customer enforcement. I'm from Homeland Security -- you better round up those consumers and turn 'em into legitimate customers, fellah!
(The correct name of the agency, a division of DHS, is of course Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Multiple layers of elite-media fact checking in action....)
Hey, I like the program; don't get me wrong. I'm all in favor of a massive crackdown to round up those illegal aliens who are committing real crimes, apart from their mere existence (and apart from ancillary crimes necessary to their presence, such as obtaining fake documents). I just think it's probably more in the federal government's purview to enforce customs than customers.
I wonder how long before Reuters does one of its infamous "stealth" corrections?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 14, 2006, at the time of 2:42 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Harold C. Hutchison
We've got these folks, MS-13, and al-Qaeda terrorists to worry about. What is so threatening about the folks who are here and working for a living, hmmmm?
The above hissed in response by: Harold C. Hutchison at June 14, 2006 2:49 PM
The following hissed in response by: Papa Ray
That is a good example of why people that work in the media know how to spell. Using spell check and not proof reading your piece really close can result in all kinds of substitutions and errors.
But, you know maybe he is on to something.
The illegals want to be treated like customers, you know "the customer is always right" and the "customer always comes first".
Now I see what he was trying to get across.
The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith
Linked from Dafydd and Sachi are on a down-right roll
The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith at June 14, 2006 7:38 PM
The following hissed in response by: BigMediaBlog
I guess identity theft isn't that much of a concern, it's just an "ancillary" issue. Other ancillary issues might include those companies that profit from illegal immigration then donating to politicians who ignore immigration laws, something that undermines our entire political system.
And, of course, two of the main reasons why we have MS13 gangs in the U.S. is because they come to victimize illegal aliens and because they're able to hide in their communities.
As for the raid, like the other recent raid and like the Big WalMart Raid of '03, it's just for show.
As for the USCIS, here's a much more important article.
The above hissed in response by: BigMediaBlog at June 14, 2006 9:02 PM
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