Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Immigration Chief Gets Award for Valor-For What?

Irene Martin

"I'm not really a hero, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

If you thought Hillary Clinton's tale of landing in Sarajevo under sniper fire was bizarre, you ain't heard nothing.

Irene Martin is the head of the Immigration office in San Bernardino. She is under fire (or was) for allegedly hindering her agents from taking enforcement action against the man suspected of supplying weapons to the Muslim couple who went on a shooting rampage in San Bernardino December 2.

But actually, she is a hero, you see. She has been given an award for valor. Why, you ask?

"As the Dec. 2, 2015, attack unfolded a mile and a half away, Martin “warned [her] employees to be very careful and to be vigil (sic) about their surroundings,” according to the nominating petition.

“[Director] Martin took it upon herself to walk out to the parking lot, locate the employee and escort him back inside where he would be safer,” the petition stated, adding that she also soothed members of the public who were temporarily stranded in the building.

“Martin’s actions on that terrible day demonstrated not only her professionalism and exceptional leadership, but also her compassion and caring for her employees and the public we serve,” read the nomination."

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