Once upon a time John Morton, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), stated that ICE's priorities were terrorists, criminal aliens, recently entered illegal aliens, and absconders.
However, in fact, the investigative arm of ICE, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has decided that immigration and customs law enforcement is beneath it.
It has established its own priority, child porn and sexting. Sexting is the sending of pornographic pictures, usually of the sender, to another person. It is widespread among minors and symptomatic of a culture sexualized by radical leftists in Hollywood and Bill Clinton's example of the pre-sexting trend he started among minors with oral sex defined as not sex, with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
But for whatever reason, sexting is the new ICE HSI priority. It is of course unrelated to the important issues of illegal alien terrorists, one of ICE's priorities, whom Janet Reno Napalitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has admitted routinely cross the border.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle August 8, 2012
An Ontario County man has been convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for receiving emailed explicit photos of a 13-year-old girl on his cellphone.
Chad Crowley, 27, of Clifton Springs, was convicted of the receipt of child pornography and sentenced to 60 months in prison and 10 years supervised release, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
In February 2011, Crowley exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a 13-year-old girl. The messages included sexually explicit images the defendant received from the girl. Crowley knew the girl was a minor, prosecutors said...
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, New York State Police, and the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office.
Why, pray tell, was ICE HSI involved at all? Is the Ontario County Sheriff's Office or the New York State Police so incompetant that they cannot investigate a simple case of sexting? Are there not Muslim immigrant terrorists that ICE HSI has not uncovered?
We know they have missed many, such as Najibullah Zazi, Faisal Shahzad, the Kentucky Iraqi Terrorists, theDenver Uzbek Terrorists, or the Portland Christmas Tree Lighting terrorist. What of the hundreds of murders, rapes, and robberies commited by aliens ICE has released? How about tracking them down and proscecuting them?
But no, ICE HSI, the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, not the Special Victims Unit or Sex Crimes Unit of a police department, has decided that immigration and customs law enforcement is just not its responsibility. Why not just change its name to DHS SVU?