ICE Agents Rebel Against “Amnesty Through Policy”

Not all unions are pernicious enough to back Obama’s agenda. National Council 118, representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for the American Federation of Government Employees, issued a vote of no confidence (PDF) against top bureauweenies ICE Director John Morton and ICE Office of Detention Policy and Planning Assistant Director Phyllis Coven. A partial list of their grievances gives an idea of the treasonous insanity being imposed from on high:

• Senior ICE leadership dedicates more time to campaigning for immigration reforms aimed at large scale amnesty legislation, than advising the American public and Federal lawmakers on the severity of the illegal immigration problem, and the need for more manpower and resources within ICE ERO [Enforcement and Removal Operations] to address it. ICE ERO is currently overwhelmed by the massive criminal alien problem in the United States resulting in the large-scale release of criminals back into local communities.

• Criminal aliens incarcerated in local jails seek out ICE officers and volunteer for deportation to avoid prosecution, conviction and serving prison sentences. Criminal aliens openly brag to ICE officers that they are taking advantage of the broken immigration system and will be back in the United States within days to commit crimes, while United States citizens arrested for the same offenses serve prison sentences. State and local law enforcement, prosecutors and jails are equally overwhelmed by the criminal alien problem and lack the resources to prosecute and house these prisoners, resulting in the release of criminal aliens back into local communities before making contact with ICE. Thousands of other criminal aliens are released to ICE without being tried for their criminal charges. ICE senior leadership is aware that the system is broken, yet refuses to alert Congress to the severity of the situation and request additional resources to provide better enforcement and support of local agencies. …

• While ICE reports internally that more than 90 percent of ICE detainees are first encountered by ICE in jails after they are arrested by local police for criminal charges, ICE senior leadership misrepresents this information publicly in order to portray ICE detainees as being non-criminal in nature to support the Administration’s position on amnesty and relaxed security at ICE detention facilities.

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• The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing United States immigration laws outside of the institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created “amnesty through policy” for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation. …

This next one is great (emphasis added):

• ICE Detention Reforms have transformed into a detention system aimed at providing resort like living conditions to criminal aliens. Senior ICE leadership excluded ICE officers and field managers (the technical experts on ICE detention) from the development of these reforms, and instead solicited recommendations from special interest groups. The lack of technical expertise and field experience has resulted in a priority of providing bingo nights, dance lessons and hanging plants to criminals, instead of addressing safe and responsible detention reforms for non-criminal individuals and families. Unlike any other agency in the nation, ICE officers will be prevented from searching detainees housed in ICE facilities allowing weapons, drugs and other contraband into detention centers putting detainees, ICE officers and contract guards at risk.

The list goes on to include a lack of consistent national policies, adequate direction, managerial infrastructure, and accountability, and retaliation against whistleblowers.

The Crap & Tax fiasco, so obviously destructive to our economy that the Dems could not get it through the Senate, will instead be imposed in the shadows by the unaccountable bureaucrats of the EPA. Likewise, Obama is granting de facto amnesty to potentially tens of millions of unskilled peasants to fulfill his threat of “fundamentally transforming” America — into a Third World country.

The situation is simple. A hostile foreign power is using its criminal underclass to colonize the United States. The federal government, having been hijacked by the radical Left, is doing everything it can to assist this invasion, in the belief that creating a massive new underclass and reducing Caucasians to minority status will give them the demographic leverage to impose socialism and one-party rule.

One day people will ask you what you did to stop Obama. At least the ICE rank and file will be able to say they objected — not that objecting will be anywhere near enough.

On tips from Rob Banks and Jodie. Hat tip: Maggie’s Notebook. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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