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|Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:06 pm Post subject: Statement of 9/11 FSA on the Nomination Of Julie Myers
From Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:00 am to Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:59 am (included)
|Statement of 9/11 FSA on the Nomination
Of Julie Myers to Lead ICE
September 21, 2005
For immediate release
Contact: Joan Molinaro (570) 685 7054
The members of 9/11 Families for a Secure America are appalled by President Bush’s nomination of Julie Myers to head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Ms Myers is completely unqualified to lead the agency that is supposed to keep illegal aliens and the unknown terrorists among them from entering the United States.
With this nomination Mr. Bush continues his record of appointing unqualified individuals to positions of importance in America’s immigration bureaucracy.
The purpose of our immigration laws is to prevent dangerous aliens from entering our country. Failure of our government to enforce immigration laws played a large role in permitting 19 Arab terrorists to murder our loved ones on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 attacks should have enlightened Mr. Bush on the need to staff our immigration agency only with people who have demonstrated the ability and willingness to enforce immigration law.
If President Bush is serious about securing our borders and keeping the American people safe from terrorists, 911 Families for a Secure America has the perfect candidate, a person of absolute integrity with three decades of experience in immigration law enforcement. His knowledge is recognized by Members of Congress, who have often invited him to testify before congressional hearings. He has also written many articles on the issues of secure borders and secure identity documents.
Mr. Cutler spent thirty years with ICE’s predecessor agency, the INS, retiring as Senior Special Agent. In that capacity he worked with members of other law enforcement agencies including the FBI, DEA, ATF, U.S. Customs and local and state police as well as law enforcement organizations of other countries including Israel, Canada, Great Britain and Japan. He conducted investigations of aliens involved in major drug trafficking organizations which ultimately resulted in the seizure of their assets as well as their arrest and successful prosecutions for a wide variety of criminal violations.
9/11 FSA calls on President Bush to fulfill the promise he made on the ruins of the World Trade Center when he said: “I hear you.” Hear us now and appoint someone who is truly competent to lead ICE and help prevent more 9/11 terrorism.