ICE Has Hands Tied By Obama

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. pspr


    By Todd Starnes

    Morale among Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents is at an all-time low more than a month after the Obama administration announced major changes to the nation’s immigration enforcement policy, according to the head of a national agency representing thousands of agents.

    “Morale is in the toilet right now,” said Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council. “Most of the guys out in the field are just in an uproar.”

    President Obama’s policy allows the federal government to use “prosecutorial discretion” to allow younger illegal immigrants to stay in the country and get work permits. Critics called it backdoor amnesty, but the administration said it stops short of granting illegals citizenship.

    “They call it discretion but it’s not our discretion,” Crane told Fox News. “We have no discretion.”

    Crane said a case involving a veteran ICE agent is a perfect illustration. The agent arrested an illegal who was not a “primary target.” The agent’s superior officers ordered the illegal released – even though he did not meet the criteria listed by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

    The officer refused to follow orders and is now facing a three day suspension. The 35-year-old illegal immigrant with ten traffic violations was released.

    He pointed to another case in El Paso where an illegal immigrant injured an ICE agent during an attempted escape. Again, Crane said, because the individual was not a priority target, he was released without any charges being filed.

    An ICE spokesman did not return calls for comment.

    “They’ve got their heads down,” Crane said, referring to ICE agents. “We feel like the administration is against us and not the people who are violating our laws.”

    According to a survey conducted by, ICE is ranked 222 out of 240 with a workplace score of 52.5.

    Crane said he is not surprised.

    “We can’t do anything anymore under these new guidelines,” he said.
  2. jem


    This is what the left does to country.
  3. pspr


    Or a president who thinks he can make his own laws. You would think he would honor the Constitution and the roll of the presidency having been a Constitutional Reader (he's certainly not a scholar).
  4. 377OHMS


    The Obama regime is lawless and rogue and has totally ignored the constitution and our laws. Imagine what they will do when they don't have to worry about winning another election. The next four years will be a dictatorship.

    Romney may be a lousy candidate but he will respect the law and adhere to the constitution. It and will be infinitely better than another 4 years of illegal executive mandates by Barrack Obama. I've never seen a President behave so imperiously. He is a thug and a lying sack of shit.
  5. pspr


    Yet, the liberals line up to support Obama even though he is trying his best to destroy America.
  6. Or at least a bagel.

    harump harump....:D

    At any rate I couldn't resist..:cool:
  7. pspr


    Got past my spell checker so it stays. :D