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NEWS: Customs Tells Workers to Stop Helping FEMA

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posted on Sep, 7 2005 @ 06:33 PM
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Although both FEMA and Customs both fall under the Homeland Security umbrella, Customs officials are now telling their employees to stop volunteering to help FEMA. Instead Custom officials are telling their employees that they should instead help law enforcement officials. This information was contained in an internal memo that was obtained by the Associated Press
 



abcnews.go.com
WASHINGTON Sep 7, 2005 — The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency told its employees Wednesday to stop volunteering for hurricane relief duty with the government's primary disaster agency so they can focus on helping New Orleans police instead.

In an internal memorandum distributed to Customs Enforcement employees, the agency's director of human resources, Christine M. Greco, directed workers to withdraw offers to volunteer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Both agencies are under the Department of Homeland Security, and immigration and customs employees have been helping FEMA in rescue support roles such as helping hurricane victims fill out paper work and so on.

"We want to be careful we're not stretched too thin," said a spokesman for Customs Enforcement, Dean Boyd. "It's a daunting task helping … local police."


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What gets me on this order is that the reason that Greco gave was to prevent them from being stretched too thin. How is that when the memo is telling the would-be FEMA volunteers that they should instead help ICE and local law enforcement? Seems to me that Customs is not on the same page as FEMA and instead of assisting and rescuing the victims, Customs is advocating that the volunteers now chase after the law breakers.
What is more important here, the people's lives or the saviing of property?




posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 07:24 AM
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Thats not the way I see it at all. U.S Customs seems to have no faith in FEMA and is offering its help to those who are actually helping New Orleans rather than helping an agency thats refusing donations and aid.



posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 12:00 PM
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There may be an internal power struggle going on within DHS?

At anyrate, when the dust settles there will be plenty of blame to go around for everybody involved from the mayor all the way to congress adn the president. That is really plain to see. They need to stop the finger pointing adn get to work. Period.



posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 06:24 PM
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Hopefully when this is all said and done and we get the green light to go ahead and point fingers, this memo will help put fema and brown to shame.

Another duck added to the line.




posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 08:11 PM
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kenshiro
Seems to me that Customs is not on the same page as FEMA and instead of assisting and rescuing the victims, Customs is advocating that the volunteers now chase after the law breakers.
What is more important here, the people's lives or the saviing of property?




A good possibility, and one to watch out for.

Good find.



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