Comedian Michelle Wolf is starring in what is her most controversial segment of “The Break with Michelle Wolfe.” In it, Wolf plays the role of Department Of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a faux recruitment video for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. 

Titled “What ICE IS,” the segment sounds like “ISIS” -- the acronym for the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria organization. A voiceover on the video, which airs Sunday on Netflix, asks:

“Are you worried about your country? Do you feel like your land is being invaded by foreign intruders? Is your way of life under attack and are you ready to do something?” 

In the shot, Wolf as DHS Secretary Nielsen says: “There is no better representation of American values than ICE IS.” Wolfe as Nielsen then says that ICE -- which provides border security and related federal law enforcement -- is an “equal opportunity employer accepting from all levels of experience and education, from low to very low, and actively welcomes those with diagnosed anger issues.”

On the video, an actor playing an ICE officer says: “I wanted to join the regular police but they wouldn’t take someone who was already under arrest,” while another added, “Animal control said nope.” Wolfe as Nielsen replies, “And we love that! Join us today and you too can tell your ‘ICE IS’ story.”

Another ICE recruit boasts that ICE is preserving everything that is holy about America, and adds: “I guess you could call it a Holy War.” 

Wolf/Nielsen added, “Take it from me; no organization is better than ICE IS,” while wielding an automatic weapon. Then, as Wolf/Nielsen and recruits wave black-and-white flags resembling ISIS banners, a voiceover intones: “Apply now you sick f*cks.”



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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