Thursday, December 15, 2005

Turf Fights & Job Openings

It seems that the press is picking up on the apparent mess at Homeland Security. This Newsweek article notes that the issues go way beyond my question of whether it makes sense to keep CBP and ICE as two separate agencies. It turns out that all three border control agencies--Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, and the Citizenship & Immigration Service--all lack a leader. In addition, there are apparently ongoing issues between CBP and ICE relating to turf and money. The article says these fights are sapping morale and debilitating the agencies.

So, let's get it over with and merge at least CBP and ICE. And, since the President seems to be having trouble finding a leader for the agencies, I hereby volunteer for the top job in the merged agency. Mr. President, feel free to call me at the office.

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