ICE Director Wont Let Officers Enfore US Immigration Laws

Why the guy still has a job is beyond me... but that's Washington for
you... and of course another reason to dislike the cess pool that
Washington is. When politics gets in the way of doing the right thing,
something has gone seriously wrong.

ICE Union employees: ICE Director won't let us enforce U.S. immigration laws

In the midst of a leaked Department of Homeland Security immigration
memo that made it to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, outlining
ways for the Obama Administration to give amnesty to millions of illegal
immigrants, the Center for Immigration Studies yesterday posted a
letter that was authored on June 11, 2010 by the Immigration and Customs
Enforcement Union President Chris Crane titled: "VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

On June 11, 2010, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Council and its constituent local representatives from around the
nation, acting on behalf of approximately 7,000 ICE officers and
employees from the ICE Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations
(ERO), cast a unanimous “Vote of No Confidence” in the Director of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, and the
Assistant Director of the ICE Office of Detention Policy and Planning,
(ODPP), Phyllis Coven.

According to CIS: “The letter, acquired through sources, provides a
litany of examples of how ICE's mission is being skewed towards
supporting an unflinching goal of amnesty by refusing to allow agents to
do their job; allowing criminal aliens to roam free; depleting
resources for key enforcement initiatives that preceded this
administration; and misrepresenting facts and programs, demeaning the
extent of the criminal alien problem and geared to support amnesty.”

Two bullet points in the letter stick out:

While ICE reports internally that more than 90 percent of ICE detainees
are first encountered in jails after they are arrested by local police
for criminal charges, ICE senior leadership misrepresents this
information publicly in order to portray ICE detainees as being
non-criminal in nature to support the Administration's position on
amnesty and relaxed security at ICE detention facilities.

The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street
arrests or enforcing United States immigration laws outside of the
institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created "amnesty
through policy" for anyone illegally in the United States who has not
been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.

Another disturbing point of the letter is the description of the Obama
Administration policy on ICE detention centers that have bingo nights,
dance lessons, plant hanging:

ICE Detention Reforms have transformed into a detention system aimed at
providing resort like living conditions to criminal aliens. Senior ICE
leadership excluded ICE officers and field managers (the technical
experts on ICE detention) from the development of these reforms, and
instead solicited recommendations from special interest groups. The lack
of technical expertise and field expertise has resulted in a priority
of providing bingo nights, dance lessons and hanging plants to
criminals, instead of addressing safe and responsible detention reforms
for non-criminal individuals and families. Unlike any other agency in
the nation, ICE officers will be prevented from searching detainees
housed in ICE facilities allowing weapons, drugs and other contraband
into detention centers putting detainees, ICE officers and contract
guards at risk.

Back in July, The Washington Post reported calls for Mr. Morton's
resignation for being lax on immigration. The director of of ICE would
only say, that demands that he step down and criticisms is "just part of
the territory."

More to come...

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Very sad report, but not surprising given the administration's reaction to Arizona's initiatives. When we create new protocols to facilitate illegal aliens (aka cheap labor), we are turning the clock back to the time when slavery was tolerated by the two parties that founded our nation. When a two-tiered justice system is created, there is no true justice and no true system.
I can't wait for the elections so we can get rid of these #%@#$ liberals. I just hope the #$%@ conservatives don't continue with some of the stupidity they try to push on us.


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