ICE Council President, Chris Crane has to be the most frustrated man in America. His union represents about 7,600 ICE officers, agents and support staff, and they have been prohibited by the Regime from enforcing the law they took oaths to uphold. And to add insult to injury, he has been repeatedly shut out of all of the Obama administration’s Immigration reform deliberations. Crane, noting the harsh statements Obama made about ICE back in 2008 when he was running for president, indicated that he believes Obama has “a real dislike” for ICE agents and the mission they perform.
Did you ever think you’d hear a law enforcement officer come to such a devastatingly sad conclusion about their own president?
Crane told Fox News’ Shannon Bream, Monday, that Obama has “effectively told ICE agents that they can no longer enforce immigration law” and he thinks it’s past time the House looked into the administration’s lawlessness on that score.
“We’re prohibited from enforcing immigration law even if it applies to criminals,” the ICE Union head lamented. He expressed frustration with Congress for holding hearings on Benghazi, the IRS, etc, while neglecting to investigate the president’s lawless activities in regards to immigration. “Something. has. to. be. done,” he declared. “There’s no law that anyone can pass that’s going to work effectively until we address the problem of this president, or future presidents ignoring the laws enacted by congress.”
The Obama administration has claimed that they have to be selective about who they arrest for immigration violations because of limited resources – putting a higher priority on accused criminals, but Crane has claimed that the they have been releasing people who are violent criminals. Bream noted that that fact fails to square with what the administration has been saying the goal is.
“Nothing that this administration does matches up to what they’re saying publicly,” he answered dryly.
Crane continued to complain that under the current administration, “you can be in the country illegally, you can have an extensive criminal history, you can have multiple criminal convictions for serious offenses, and there is nothing we can do to touch you.”
And he explained how the administration has been cooking the books to account for their “record number of deportations.”
“The numbers the president has been presenting every year as record numbers of deportations, are actually for the most part, non violent, non criminal illegal aliens apprehended at the border by the Border Patrol. And the administration transfers those numbers over as interior apprehensions. So nothing this president is doing behind the scenes matches what is publicly being done.”
“The president brings a real dislike for ICE Agents and Officers and the mission that we perform, Crane lamented. “I think there’s a real misunderstanding about what we do…and for that reason, he has absolutely refused to let us be a part of any conversation.”