ICE Agents Got That Can’t-Throw-People-In-Jail Blues

My previous post on immigration discussed the Obama administration’s proposal for immigration reform. I wasn’t thrilled with it, and I laid much of the problem with the abusive use of power by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

So now today I read that Chris Crane, president of the ICE employees’ union, wants its agents to have even more power.

[T]he National ICE Council 118, which represents agents in the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement wing, is demanding broader latitude to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants.

You know, I don’t like it when unions tell businesses how to operate — when they don’t allow truck drivers to help unload trucks, or conference hall exhibitors to set up their own exhibits — but that sort of thing pales in comparison to my hatred for law enforcement agencies that tell us what our laws should be.

Crane highlighted limited authority to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants as one of the biggest contributors to low morale. In particular, he singled out the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants tens of thousands of young immigrants a temporary reprieve from deportation.

Said Crane, “News has spread quickly through illegal alien populations within jails and communities that immigration agents have been instructed by the agency not to investigate illegal aliens who claim protections from immigration arrest under DACA.” Additionally, he bemoaned the fact that current policy prohibits ICE from prosecuting individuals for illegal entry or overstaying a visa unless they had also been convicted for criminal misdemeanors.

So your fakey police job turns out not to allow you to be as aggressive as you’d hoped? Boo fuckin’ hoo. If you don’t like it, quit.

The result, suggested Crane, was widespread “low morale” among ICE agents, which he implied may have contributed to “the tragic shooting in a Los Angeles ICE office last year, in which an ICE Agent shot his own supervisor and was himself shot and killed by another ICE employee.”

Let me get this straight. Crane’s people are shooting each other, and he thinks that’s a great argument for giving them even more power and responsibility?

God, what a whiny little shit. I mean, what kind of psychopathic fuck whines about how his feelings are hurt because he can’t throw enough people in jail?

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