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What do you think of ICE using you tube and twitter to reach and educate the public?

16 Dec Posted by in Twitter | 7 comments

Question by Kize: What do you think of ICE using you tube and twitter to reach and educate the public?
I think it is a wonderful idea, More of the public need educated on what is happening, don’t you agree?
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I.C.E. News Release

January 14, 2010

ICE using Twitter and YouTube to increase public outreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using Twitter and YouTube to engage and educate the public about the agency’s enforcement efforts and its mission to keep the homeland safe.

With Twitter ( www.twitter.com/wwwICEgov ) the public is able to follow breaking news from ICE and access useful information from the agency.

ICE’s YouTube channel ( www.youtube.com/wwwICEgov ) offers viewers a glimpse into ICE with videos highlighting the agency’s national security role, special capabilities, enforcement operations, public awareness campaigns and ceremonies.

“Using these social media tools allows ICE to reach a broader audience and share news about our efforts to keep our communities safe,” said ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton. “As more citizens shift to these sites as a source of news and information, we are adapting to reach this audience.”

ICE is committed to using all avenues of information dissemination to increase transparency and understanding of our role as a federal law enforcement agency. These applications are another way for those interested to stay appraised of ICE’s efforts and achievements in targeting sexual predators, violent gang members, human traffickers and smugglers, criminal aliens, and other important initiatives and investigations.

— ICE —

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE comprises four integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov . To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.

Last Modified: Thursday, January 14, 2010
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1001/100114washingtondc.htm
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Best answer:

Answer by greasytony
I think it’s great because there are a lot of bloggers out there that are only blogging to “MISLEAD” Americans on illegal immigration issues, and a lot of times, it creates hate and violence (wink wink). Many times that hate & violence spills over to legal immigrants.

http://www.adl.org/immigration/blogosphere/
Brenda Walker and Dan Amato Inject Anti-Immigrant Fervor into the Blogosphere

As xenophobic groups and individuals continue to vilify undocumented immigrants, particularly Latinos, at rallies, in the media, and on their Web sites, some anti-immigrant figures are using blogs as a vehicle to showcase their bigotry towards immigrants. Some of these blogs are independent, while others are attached to well-established anti-immigrant Web sites. The bloggers’ informal posts reveal their stereotypes of immigrants and expose their ties to other xenophobic activists.

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7 comments

  • Judy B says:

    You are doing a great job. With only approx.15 million illegals in this country what else can I say. We have illegals living in public housing and no one seems to know why. With your leader in charge I think in a year maybe we will have 18 million illegals. Why would Napolitano make it her business to stop the one tower that is operating for three months so she can reconcile the mishap. What is her education for the reconciling over a NASA engineer? We need guards, dogs, and alligators at the border and people who can help. Why hasn’t Napolitano and BO been served by the A.G. with aiding and abetting the illegals. Napolitano is more interested in how the illegals are handled than the american citizens that pay her salary.

  • Apache says:

    ICE ICE BABY Lmafo why not space patrol arent they aliens??? how about men in black????

  • the crow says:

    it doesn’t matter what they use as long as they tell people about these criminals.

  • Chief Whachusa says:

    I did not know that ICE needed an “audience” to “engage” (pronounced entertain) or “educate.” Isn’t it more productive to let ICE do the job it is intended to do and that is enforce the U.S. border and Immigration laws. I guess new stations and news papers don’t give these kind of stories fast enough for some.
    Why not just have ICE say where they will be looking and setting up for illegals crossing the day before setting their check points too? ICE giving twitter update to the public is ridiculous and unnecessary.
    The cost of chasing, arresting, detaining, charging, trying and deporting is an already an expensive process. Wait till some of this twittering and videos is requested in court for a trail it will be just another tool for clogging up an already constipated system.
    I think you’re only supporting it because it will give you and others some copy and paste material.

  • Sci Fi Fan says:

    I hope ICE shows us on youtube the cost and crimes of illegals in our country. People need to see what the P.C. mainstream news will NOT show us.

  • Thomasina Paine says:

    It depends – how many new employees will they hire to do it and will it detract from deportations.

    I don’t know that anything will influence those who are brainwashed.

  • blackandblu says:

    I agree with greasy tony. There is a lot of misinformation that comes from Conservative and hate groups out there.


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