The Nook | Information the Liberal Media Intentionally Hides
Friday, 11 November 2011 07:32
ICE, otherwise known as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, has been doing some dirty work for the Obama administration. It's no surprise that President Obama and his liberal ilk are staunch supporters of amnesty - they need more people to vote for Democrats and more unskilled labor to be forced to join labor unions, so the unions can continue to use their dues for political advocacy. Countless times this White House has essentially opened a back door to amnesty by enforcing the wet DREAM Act by government fiat, despite its failure to pass Congress on numerous occasions. ICE, along with Homeland Security (DHS), has been one of the primary forces turning a blind eye to illegal aliens, while the Justice Department sues states trying to defend themselves from illegals.
CNS News reports on Chris Crane, the union president that represents ICE, detailing internal emails to the House Judiciary Committee about how employees were instructed ignore illegal aliens.
Chris Crane, president of the union that represents the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, has provided the House Judiciary Committee and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) with what Crane says are internal ICE emails that back up testimony he gave in July and October that ICE headquarters had verbally ordered officers in the field not to arrest illegal aliens who did not have prior criminal convictions--even if they were fugitives evading deportation orders or were individuals who had illegally re-entered the United States after being deported and were thus committing a felony.
“Increasingly, ICE headquarters leadership refuses to put directives to supervisors, agents and officers in the field regarding law enforcement operations in writing,” Crane told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration in written testimony submitted on July 26.
“Orders and directives are given orally to prevent the activities of ICE's leadership from becoming public,” Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council 118, testified. “Agents and officers in the field are frequently under orders not to arrest persons suspected of being in the United States illegally.
“At times those no-arrest orders include ICE fugitives, who have been ordered deported by an immigration judge, as well as individuals who have reentered the U.S. following deportation which is a federal felony,” Crane testified. “Agents and officers report that they are ordered not to run criminal or immigration background checks or even speak to individuals whom they reasonably suspect are in the U.S. illegally.”
“These directives prevent officers and agents from enforcing U.S. immigration laws and prevent the apprehension of fugitives, felons and other individuals who may present a threat to public safety,” said Crane. “Situations in which officers and agents are ordered not to run criminal background checks or speak to individuals create an especially high risk to public safety as agents may unknowingly walk away from individuals who pose a public threat.”
When Crane returned to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration on Oct. 12, he repeated his testimony that ICE agents had been ordered not to arrest some illegal aliens.
“Aliens who could not be arrested included but were not limited to ICE fugitives that had been ordered deported by a federal immigration judge as well as aliens who had illegally re-entered the United States after deportation, a federal felony,” Crane told the subcommittee.
“ICE officers and agents also alleged that they were not permitted to arrest or even speak to confirmed or suspected illegal aliens encountered in the field during operations and were prohibited from running standard criminal record checks for wants and warrants,” said Crane, who also serves as an active-duty ICE officer.
READ: ICE Dismissed Deportations as DREAM Act Gets Senate Hearing
The full article is stunning, but certainly not surprising. Frankly, as outrageous as this and countless similar actions taken by this White House are, nothing is surprising. President Obama has been president for nearly three years, and America knows nothing about his past. Thanks to the liberal media, very few know about his radical upbringing and connections, which, in Obama's eyes, justify everything he's doing in a dictatorial manner. Liberals know best, which is why America is on the precipice of self-destruction.
Cliff Levine is a contributing editor for Habledash.