It’s been nearly two weeks since California authorities announced that Trump’s fixation on immediately deporting essentially everyone who comes across the border was diverting precious resources away from more important functions — like prosecuting ACTUAL gang members, unlike the 0.096 percent of detainees who have turned out to be MS-13 since the administration ramped up their efforts.
But it wasn’t until a letter from inside ICE became public that Americans knew the actual extent to which Trump and his notoriously racist Attorney General Jeff Sessions were derailing the investigation and prosecution of far, far worse crimes being committed as we speak.
Nineteen agents in charge of the criminal investigations division of the Department of Homeland Security — think, like, the “Internal Affairs” of the agency in charge of keeping the whole country safe. I imagine the letter that the agents sent to Director Kirstjen Nielsen was received about as well as you see regular cops treat IA detectives on television, too, since they basically told her that the policy she’s been pursuing on behalf of Trump’s white supremacist agenda is costing the nation convictions that could be putting people far more dangerous than border hoppers behind bars.
According to the document they composed and put on her desk, Homeland Security Investigations asked that if Nielsen is going to continue to lie about the administration’s border policies and continue pursuing the aggressive and cruel detention of asylum-seeking families, she consider creating a new division altogether for immigration enforcement procedures.
The fact that ICE agents felt it was necessary to remind the Director of Homeland Security that there was more to DHS than border security os more than a little disturbing — especially since the investigations they told her were not being attended to involve international terrorism, human trafficking, and the child pornography that ruins the futures of hundreds of thousands of tiny kids around the world.
It’s almost like there is a concerted effort in the Trump agenda to abuse children.
Regardless of the Executive Order that Trump signed “ending” the practice of splitting up families, the policy of wasting time and resources carrying out Trump’s racist orders will continue to detract from real crime.
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