ICE union endorses Trump

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:20am

POLITICO

The union representing the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and staff is throwing its support behind GOP nominee Donald Trump.

It’s the first time ever that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council has endorsed a candidate for president, according to a statement posted on Trump’s campaign web site Monday.

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EXCLUSIVE — Immigration Whistleblower: U.S. Taxpayers Spending Millions on Personal Cars for ICE Managers

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 1:45pm

BREITBART

As the Senate prepares for Thursday’s hearing on plummeting deportation rates and increasing criminal alien releases, an anonymous whistleblower is now speaking out about alleged waste and abuse of taxpayer funds within a federal immigration enforcement agency.

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Union for Immigration Officers Protests Agency Leadership

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:58pm

Breitbart.com
WASHINGTON— Protesters descended upon the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters on Wednesday, accusing the agency’s leadership of mismanaging its employees.

Felix Luciano, an ICE union president in California, accused the federal government of discriminating against veterans, women, people of color, and others.

“We’ve begged ICE leadership to intervene but they refuse to clean up the agency. If you’re a pregnant female, a veteran, a union representative, or a person of color, you’re a target of ICE managers,” he said in a statement...

Chris Crane, the President of the union representing ICE employees, cited the Office of Personnel Management’s annual survey, which shows that ICE workers rank their employer as one of the worst government agencies in terms of morale. “Union and non-union employees agree: ICE is a horrific place to work,” Crane said in a statement.

“Mission readiness falls apart when leadership fails, and morale hits rock bottom. “Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are a part of everyday life for ICE employees. Our managers act more like thugs than public servants entrusted to manage ICE’s critical public safety and national security missions,” Crane added.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/10/union-for-immigration-officers-protests-agency-leadership/

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On Yahoo: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Employees Call for End to Management Discrimination at Washington, D.C. Picket

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:18pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The union representing employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) staged a picket at ICE headquarters after filing allegations with the agency's Office of Inspector General demanding an investigation into the culture of discrimination, gross-mismanagement, and harassment that pervades the agency's leadership.

"We've begged ICE leadership to intervene but they refuse to clean up the agency," said Felix Luciano, a local president of the union in San Diego. "If you're a pregnant female, a veteran, a union representative, or person of color, you're a target of ICE managers."

Luciano said that, in San Diego alone, ICE employees have filed 18 separate discrimination suits against ICE and Department of Homeland Security supervisors. But the problems are wide-spread. Luciano is one of dozens of union members leading the protest in front of ICE Headquarters in Washington, D.C. today.

"Union and non-union employees agree: ICE is a horrific place to work," said Chris Crane, National President of the union representing ICE employees. The Office of Personnel Management's annual survey of federal employees ranked the agency third-worst in employee morale for all of government.

"Mission readiness falls apart when leadership fails, and morale hits rock bottom," Crane said. "Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are a part of everyday life for ICE employees. Our managers act more like thugs than public servants entrusted to manage ICE's critical public safety and national security missions."

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