You may ask yourself, well, how did we get here?
My write-up: courthousenews.com/push-to-abolis…
Both of those other agencies are far older, created in 1947 (CIA) and 1846 (1846).
ICE is a post-9/11 creation from 2003, bloating from a $3.3B budget then to $6.1B in 2016.
They want to divide ICE into its component agencies: HSI and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). HSI agents say lumping the agencies together confuses the public.
* HSI believes it will make the criminal investigation component more effective.
* Pinpoints the agency responsible for deportations. (cont'd)
People forget that it's fairly new.
ICE today is a house divided. One of its halves - Homeland Security Investigations - overwhelmingly no longer wants to be a part of the umbrella agency.
#AbolishICE activists succeeded in forcing the U.S. to re-imagine in post-9/11 national security architecture.
The second signature on the HSI agents' letter is Angel Melendez, who announced drug lord El Chapo's extradition in New York last year.
Some perspective on why HSI agents might not want their work mixed up with undoc immigrant roundups. courthousenews.com/feds-heap-scor…