FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Ice Union Exposes Agency’s Leadership
Imagine what would happen if the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture would intimidate the department’s employees into abolishing food stamps. Try to envisage a situation in which the Secretary of HUD would direct the department’s bureaucrats to stop granting housing assistance to low income families. Or, what if the director of the EPA would order all environmental regulations to lie dormant and remain unenforced. Now try to envision those respective leaders running around campaigning against their agency’s inherent mission and being exposed by the department’s rank and file. Would there ever be an end to the barrage of media coverage over this dereliction of duty and affront to the sacred responsibilities of the welfare and regulatory state? Would it take more than 24 hours for Congress to subpoena those executive branch leaders and haul them before committee hearings?
Well, it turns out that the union for employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a vote of no confidence in their executive leadership. This group of dedicated rank and file law enforcement personnel voted unanimously to call for the resignation of ICE Director John Morton and Assistant Director Phyllis Coven because they have politicized the agency to the extent that it has become ineffective. These are whistle blowers from within the department who are accusing the Obama appointed leadership of subverting the core objectives of ICE, yet the media is uninterested. The only media report on this story is from the conservative Washington Examiner. Aside from them, there is a total media blackout
The two page memo signed by National Council 118-ICE Vice President Chris Crane totally exposes the administrations policy to undermine enforcement of immigration law, while using department resources to campaign for amnesty and provide resort-like accommodations for the illegal border crossers. This memo from our immigration agents on the front lines, not only exposes the non enforcement agenda of the administration, but also illustrates how they are aiding and abetting the subversion of our immigration system and the undermining of our sovereignty. Here is one of their bullet points:
The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing immigration laws outside of institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created “amnesty though policy” for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.
This is unbelievable! The administration is taking the unprecedented step to sue a state for enforcing federal immigration laws under the pretenses of a federal pre-emption argument. Yet, the Obama administration and his political hack agency leaders are preventing the federal agencies from enforcing immigration law as well! In fact, according to these ICE agents, the only way for them to apprehend illegals is if they were previously apprehended by the very state and local law enforcement that Obama and Judge Bolton have enjoined from detaining.
One would think that this would be the story of the summer as the ICE agents would be heralded as hallowed “whistleblowers”, which the liberals purport to respect immensely. These accusations should be particularly poignant to Congress and the media as it comes on the heels of a leaked memo from Obama’s director of Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS), which essentially substantiates the charges filed in this ICE union memo. Yet, the media and congressional Democrats are running full interference for the administration because if this story would gain more traction, it would expose Obama for who he is. The memo proves that the administration is purposely distorting immigration and enforcement data to promote his agenda of open borders and the dismantling of American exceptionalism, citizenship, sovereignty, and national security. If this is not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is. We need to remember in November that elections are the only way to pre-empt this rogue administration from preempting the security of our nation.