The head of the union representing members of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the Homeland Security Department on Thursday stated that immigration enforcement is being run by leaders of a racist group known as La Raza (“The Race”).
According to Chris Crane, the current president of the union for ICE agents, the National ICE Council, President Barack Obama, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and ICE Director John Morton have all but abdicated their leadership in the enforcement of immigration laws and the protection of U.S. borders and citizens.
In a letter to Congress on May 9, Crane and a number of law enforcement executives complained that while business groups, activists, and other special interests were closely involved in the drafting of the proposed Schumer-Rubio immigration reform bill (S. 744), law enforcement personnel were excluded from those sessions.
“Immigration officers and state and local law enforcement working directly within the nation’s broken immigration system were prohibited from providing input,” the letter from law enforcement stated.
“As a result, the legislation before us may have many satisfactory components for powerful lobbying groups and other special interests, but on the subjects of public safety, border security, and interior enforcement, this legislation fails. It is a dramatic step in the wrong direction,” said Crane and the other law enforcement contributors to the letter.
The degree to which this legislation tolerates both past and future criminal activities ensures legalization and a path to citizenship for many criminal aliens and gang members currently residing in the United States, the letter’s signatories stated. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the criminal alien organization MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) alone has upwards of 100,000 members worldwide.
Additionally, Crane and his colleagues claim that S.744 fails to provide for necessary cooperation between agencies and ignores many of the current problems “that are inimical to the proper enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.”
For example, ICE officers are currently directed by DHS to allow adult inmates in jails to lie about their “DREAMer” status in order to avoid immigration arrest. As a result, inmates are permitted to simply walk out of jails without being required to provide proof of eligibility for “DREAMer” status and without any investigation by ICE. ICE officers report overhearing inmates coaching one another on how to lie to ICE officers about having “DREAMer” status to avoid arrest, yet ICE officers are still powerless to arrest them, complains Crane.
The law enforcement officials involved in Crane’s quest for protection of Americans from foreign criminals say they believe these revelations should alarm every member of Congress, and indeed, every American.
“If this legislation was enacted, ICE officers would continue to be powerless to effectively enforce our nation’s laws and provide for public safety as S. 744 does nothing to end these dangerous agency- and department-level directives. DHS will most certainly continue to issue these types of directives which will continue to deteriorate the ability of ICE to provide for public safety and national security,” Crane’s letter to Congress notes.
“We therefore conclude that this legislation fails to meet the needs of the law enforcement community and would, in fact, be a significant barrier to the creation of a safe and lawful system of immigration.”