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ICE union to Congress: Investigate DHS before moving on immigration reform

Nov 1 2013 - 8:00am

The Daily Caller

With advocates pushing House members to move on immigration reform this week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement union is calling on lawmakers investigate the Department of Homeland Security.

“If these groups were concerned about public safety, national security and the rule of law they would be joining our call for an investigation of the Department of Homeland Security,” National ICE Council president and ICE officer Chris Crane wrote in an open letter to Members of Congress Monday. “In fact, we are urging all lawmakers to demand an investigation of DHS before moving immigration bills.”

He wrote that political appointees in the department have been ordering ICE officers to “ignore the law,” public safety has been eroded, officers face disciplinary action for doing their jobs, and morale at ICE is low.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of legislation Congress comes out with as long as presidents of the United States can pick and choose what parts of the law they will or will not enforce. And then as President Obama has done — he has even gone beyond that — and has made his own policies, replacing law with policies,” Crane explained in an interview Monday with The Daily Caller.

Has Obama endangered public safety, national security

Oct 20 2013 - 5:30pm

ICE agent union head: Obama in ‘no position to demand Congress pass immigration reform’

Oct 16 2013 - 9:04am

The Daily Caller

The head of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents slammed President Barack Obama for saying he will push immigration reform once the fiscal crisis is solved.

Sheriffs say border security should be priority

Sep 25 2013 - 10:05pm

 Janice Morse, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

USA Today

HAMILTON, Ohio -- "Secure the border first."

That's the mantra of Butler County Sheriff Rick Jones, known for his strong stance against illegal immigration.

On Wednesday, Jones and five other sheriffs – three from House Majority Leader John Boehner's home district – joined in a chorus of that mantra, sending what Jones called "a helluva strong message."

The six sheriffs jokingly agreed they might be dubbed, "the gang of six," a play on words referring to the "Gang of Eight" lawmakers who put together the comprehensive immigration-reform bill that the sheriffs oppose. The Senate passed that proposal, which the sheriffs say tries to do too much at once, without giving border-security the top priority it deserves.

Administration rebrands controversial immigration post to skirt funding cut-off

Sep 4 2013 - 5:46pm

Fox News

The Obama administration is being accused of trying to pull a fast one on lawmakers by re-branding a controversial immigration job -- a "public advocate" for both legal and illegal immigrants -- after Congress explicitly voted to defund it.