ICE Raids Amway Bus, But Won't Eat Humble Pie
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) thinks Amway is smuggling illegal immigrants from Denver, Colorado, to Omaha, Nebraska, disguised as salesmen. At least, that must have been the theory of Super Secret ICE Agent (SSIA) Linda Minze.
On April 2nd, 2010, SSIA Minze was working undercover in Omaha, Nebraska, disguised as a McDonalds customer. All of a sudden, a Greyhound bus pulled into McDonalds and the passengers got out, very suspicious.
Protesters ask, "what does an undocumented worker look like?"
SSIA Minze is fluent in Spanish so she used her best undercover technique to sashay up to the passengers and eavesdrop on their conversations. All the while she pretended to be an unhappy McDonalds customer who got stuck waiting in line behind a busload of Spanish speakers.
Using her 19 years of field experience, SSIA Minze deduced the people on the interstate bus had been traveling for a long time. That was her first clue she had come across “a smuggling load” of illegal aliens. She also concluded “the dress of the individuals” was consistent with people who were riding on a bus for a long time, and that made them likely to be undocumented workers. Minze was probably excited about winning the title of SSIA of the month.
After ordering an Egg McMuffin with extra hot sauce, SSIA Minze called her pals. A battalion of officers showed up including two officers, one who parked immediately in front of the bus and one immediately behind. That gave the officers plenty of time to get their own breakfast burrito before the “smuggling load” could get away.
The officers patiently waited for all of the "undocumented workers" to board the bus. It is a state secret how ICE knew no one would get suspicious about ICE vehicles blocking the bus, and make a run for it. You would have to be a US citizen Amway salesman to get onto a bus being blocked by ICE.
Then SSIA Minze sprung her trap. She approached the coyote masquerading as a Greyhound Bus driver. He explained Amway chartered the bus to drive the people to the Amway convention in Omaha. The passengers were dressed nicely because the convention was at the Hilton Hotel. SSIA Minze didn’t buy his story. They looked like undocumented workers to her.Continued on the next page