U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), not content to weasel their way into the FBI's jurisdiction, is also seeking to take over the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). From Sacramento, ICE recently made an arrest of an American citizen growing and distributing marijuana. There were no violations of customs or immigration laws, but ICE claims universal authority to enforce any Federal law. And it is acting on that authority, while simultaneously ignoring its primary responsibility, the enforcement of immigration laws.
The Sacramento Bee March 29, 2012 by Cathy Locke
A Placerville man has been indicted in a case involving the interstate distribution of marijuana.
A federal grand jury in Sacramento today returned a two-count indictment against Dylan Hudson, 26, charging him with conspiring to grow, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
Court documents allege that Hudson was in charge of an interstate marijuana-trafficking conspiracy. More than 1,100 pounds of processed marijuana, more than $329,000 in cash, and eight firearms were seized during the course of the investigation, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
The case resulted from an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Sacramento, Chicago and Milwaukee; the California Department of Justice; the Mountain and Valley Marijuana Investigation Team; Chicago Police Department; El Dorado County Sheriff's Department; and the Dane County, Wisconsin, Sheriff's Department.
And from the DEA website:
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
In carrying out its mission as the agency responsible for enforcing the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States, the DEA's primary responsibilities include:
- Investigation and preparation for the prosecution of major violators of controlled substance laws operating at interstate and international levels.
- Investigation and preparation for prosecution of criminals and drug gangs who perpetrate violence in our communities and terrorize citizens through fear and intimidation.
So why is ICE acting outside its primary mission, the arrest and removal of illegal aliens and the enforcement of customs laws, such as the importation of marijuana? Is there not enough work regarding international drug smuggling that ICE has to make a case on a penny-ante grower? Are there not 11 million illegal aliens in the United States, many of them violating laws that prohibit the misuse of immigration and Social Security documents? Are not these illegal aliens engaged in massive identity theft schemes? Why is ICE not investigating and arresting those illegal aliens?
But the question answers itself. ICE does not want to arrest illegal aliens. It does not want to arrest international drug smugglers. It wants to replace the FBI and DEA. It does not want to do its own job. It wants to do the job of others. All to promote the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.