ICE agents warn Americans “to brace themselves for what’s coming”

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Artful D0dger, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. In the wake of the recent memo from the Obama administration which announced “prosecutorial discretion” in dealing with illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents across the country have been speaking out what many of them are calling a “backdoor amnesty.”

    On Wednesday, ICE Union president Chris Crane told PRNewswire: “Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what’s coming. This is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws in the United States. Unable to pass its immigration agenda through legislation, the Administration is now implementing it through agency policy.”

    Crane continued: “ICE and the Administration have excluded our union and our agents from the entire process of developing policies, it was all kept secret from us, we found out from the newspapers. ICE worked hand-in-hand with immigrants rights groups, but excluded its own officers.”

    Also ignored by the press, was last year’s no confidence vote ICE agents gave Obama appointee, ICE director John Morton.

    The National ICE Council represents about 7,000 agents and support staff.

    Those agents, just as many American citizens are also convinced that the new policy, which gives special preference to illegal aliens who have a relative who has served in the military, those who are enrolled in any education program and even those who are pregnant or nursing is simply to a move from an unpopular president, desperate for re-election.

    Crane said: “The desires of foreign nationals illegally in the United States were the framework from which these policies were developed. The result is a means for every person here illegally to avoid arrest or detention, as officers we will never know who we can or cannot arrest.”

    Perhaps, most troubling are the “secret” orders under which ICE agents are reportedly now operating.

    “Our officers are already under orders not to make arrests or even talk to foreign nationals in most cases unless another agency has already arrested them; you won’t find that written in any public ICE policy,” Crane said.

    Finally, this warning from the ICE Union president: “I think the writing is on the wall for every person concerned about good government and effective immigration reforms – the things happening at ICE represent neither. We are asking everyone to please email or call your Congressman and Senators immediately and ask them to help stop what’s happening at ICE, we desperately need your help.”

    Of course, the DREAM Act and so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform (amnesty) have been defeated many times in Congress, due to public outrage.

    However, as Obama’s poll numbers continue to slip, he has apparently once again, decided to bypass Congress this time in his pursuit of Latino votes“to-brace-themselves-for-what’s-coming”/
  2. pspr


    It's a race to see if Obama will be voted out of office or impeached.
  3. 377OHMS


    A bigot's nightmare, eh Artful?

    Whats with the "’" characters all over your posts?

    It makes the "material" difficult to read.
  4. I don't see "outrage" when polls show a lot of support for it:

    Washington (CNN) - A majority of Americans support a measure that would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children if they join the military or go to college, according to a new national survey.
    But a Gallup poll released Friday also indicates wide partisan and generational divides over the issue.
    Fifty-four percent of people questioned in the survey say they would vote for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for thousands of young adults currently living in the country illegally, with 42 percent saying they would vote against the bill and four percent unsure.
  5. One thing is what people will vote for out of the goodness of their hearts and another completely different thing is what this country can support right now. We CANNOT accommodate illegal immigrants when we can't even employ our own.

  6. 377OHMS


    The Dems want a rigged game. They don't understand or don't care what the economic result may be. Win at all cost.

    Same folks that accuse the Tea Party of being willing to tank the economy to get spending cuts. Only spending cuts would improve the economy as demonstrated repeatedly in our history.
  7. Media Conservatives Disregard Economic Benefits Of Immigration Reform

    Economist Cowen: "Allowing In More Immigrants, Skilled And Unskilled" Would "Create Jobs." In a New York Times opinion piece titled "How Immigrants Create More Jobs," George Mason economist Tyler Cowen wrote that "it turns out that the continuing arrival of immigrants to American shores is encouraging business activity here, thereby producing more jobs, according to a new study." Cowen cited the research of economists at the University of California, Davis and at Bocconi Uniersity in Italy. According to Cowen:

    We see the job-creating benefits of trade and immigration every day, even if we don't always recognize them. As other papers by Professor [Giovanni] Peri have shown, low-skilled immigrants usually fill gaps in American labor markets and generally enhance domestic business prospects rather than destroy jobs; this occurs because of an important phenomenon, the presence of what are known as "complementary" workers, namely those who add value to the work of others. An immigrant will often take a job as a construction worker, a drywall installer or a taxi driver, for example, while a native-born worker may end up being promoted to supervisor. And as immigrants succeed here, they help the United States develop strong business and social networks with the rest of the world, making it easier for us to do business with India, Brazil and most other countries, again creating more jobs.


    The current skepticism has deadlocked prospects for immigration reform, even though no one is particularly happy with the status quo. Against that trend, we should be looking to immigration as a creative force in our economic favor. Allowing in more immigrants, skilled and unskilled, wouldn't just create jobs. It could increase tax revenue, help finance Social Security, bring new home buyers and improve the business environment. [The New York Times, 10/30/10]


    That's one snippet from a George Mason U economist, a Koch Brothers bought economics dept.

    Really, immigration is a net positive to the host country. Facts and reality back this up.
  8. Lucrum


    His opinion sucks
    More bull shit lies from bleeding heart liberalville.
  9. I made my comment on the DREAM act which tries to rectify the situation where children are brought into the US by their parents.

    While they are here because of their parent's illegal act; they did not break the law.

    This law does not (but should) address better border control which can be done fairly easily by better enforcement of existing laws that penalize businesses that employ illegals.