Who Is Julie L. Myers?

Julie L. Myers, the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is a key player in the immigration enforcement policy of conducting high profile raids of major employers, like the raid on the Swift plant in Greeley, while ignoring requests of local law enforcement to pick up arrestees who are undocumented.  She was controversial on day one, when took office on January 4, 2006 as a recess appointee of President Bush.  She received a recess appointment rather than Senate confirmation because she faced stern opposition on the Hill for her lack of qualifications.

Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) went so far as to tell Myers that her r