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Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary of ICE, Announces Resignation

In a statement issued by Michael Chertoff of the Department of Homeland Security yesterday, it was announced that Julie Myers will resign from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Novemeber 15th.

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Chertoff noted Myers’ “acheivements”. Among them:

Under Julie’s leadership, ICE has undertaken exceptional law enforcement operations with unprecedented results. She has instituted and overseen several key law enforcement programs that have dramatically enhanced the department’s efforts to curb illegal immigration and ensure strong enforcement of customs laws. ICE has set enforcement records for three consecutive fiscal years in criminal alien and fugitive arrests, worksite enforcement, and overall alien removals. She has implemented programs that have transformed how federal, state and local law enforcement work together, share information and enhance public safety.

In other words, more raids that tear communities and families apart, more immigrants pushed into the shadows because they fear public safety officials and more unregulated power being pumped through the department.

Lets hope Myers’ resignation marks a new era for the department.

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