-By Warner Todd Huston
In a shocking revelation, the union that represents members of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is in thrall to a group of advocates for illegal aliens who stand against the very laws that these ICE agents are supposed to be enforcing.
Recently Chris Crane, President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council 118, testified before the House Judiciary Committee and in that testimony, Crane claimed that the ICE agent union is “now guided in large part by the influences of powerful special interest groups that advocate on behalf of illegal aliens.”
Crane went on saying,
These influences have in large part eroded the order, stability and effectiveness of the agency, creating confusion among all ICE employees. For the last four years it has been a roller coaster for ICE officers with regard to who they can or cannot arrest, and which federal laws they will be permitted to enforce. Most of these directives restricting enforcement are given only verbally to prevent written evidence from reaching the public.
Most Americans would be surprised to know that immigration agents are regularly restricted from enforcing the two most fundamental sections of United States immigration law
This is disturbing news, indeed. If the government unions that represent our crime fighters is in thrall to the very criminals that those members are charged with apprehending then we have a major, major problem.