Senate Democrats

REID: RECESS APPOINTMENT OF JULIE MYERS SENDS MIXED MESSAGES ON BORDER SECURITY

Washington, DC- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the recess appointment of Julie L. Myers to head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau (ICE):

“President Bush’s decision to recess appoint Julie L. Myers to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau sends mixed messages about his real commitment to protect our nation and find a realistic solution to the immigration problems that our nation faces. While the President often talks about the need to protect our borders, Ms. Myers background raises serious questions about her ability to fulfill ICE’s important work of preventing the entrance of terrorists and people who want to harm us. I am deeply concerned that the President has handed a key appointment to someone who is not prepared to assume the responsibility of managing such an important agency.”

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