Tuesday, January 31, 2006

State of the Union '06 - On Immigration & Border Security ...

Our Nation needs orderly and secure borders. To meet this goal, we must have stronger immigration enforcement and border protection.

This statment rings hollow when you nominate Julie Myers to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security. A lawyer with little to no experience in Immigration or Border security, Myers went from claiming to manage a $25 million budget and 170 employees as Asst. Sec. of Export Enforcement at the Dept. of Commerce to now managing a $4 billion budget and 20,000 employees. It pays to be the niece of former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard B. Meyers and now wife of DHS Secretary Chertoff's Chief of Staff John Wood.