Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa wrote Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff on Tuesday to say he is appalled by the process used to detain and deport workers in raids earlier this month at six Swift & Co. packing plants, including one in Marshalltown.So how did Homeland Security respond?
By taking a page out the George W. Bush Handbook for Obnoxious Petulancy, of course.
Marc Raimondi, a spokesman for ICE, said that Chertoff repeatedly has called on Congress to enact a temporary worker program that would allow businesses that need foreign workers to get those workers in a regulated, legal way.Riiiight, so it's Congress' fault that mothers have been separated from their children, because they didn't pass comprehensive immigration reform (under GOP rule). I thought the government didn't play the blame game?
"In the meantime, ICE will continue to aggressively enforce the nation's immigration and customs laws," Raimondi said.
Heckuva job, Skeletor!