The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union for employees of the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) section of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE), has thrown a wrench in the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.
As with any bureaucracy, nothing can be done without policy, procedures, and training. Even the Administrative Amnesty needs written policy and training. All the proper decisions need to be made. And the Regime is aware that a bad decision on amnesty may come back to haunt it. Like an illegal DUI killing an American. Bad for the Amnesty business.
NYT January 7, 2012 by Julia Preston
WASHINGTON — The federal agency in charge of deportations is conducting a far-reaching training course to push immigration enforcement officers and prosecutors nationwide to focus their efforts on removing immigrants convicted of crimes.
The training course is the clearest sign yet that administration officials want to transform the way immigration officers work, asking them to make nuanced decisions to speed deportations of high-risk offenders while halting those of illegal immigrants with clean records and strong ties to the country. The policy is President Obama’s most ambitious immigration initiative before the November elections, senior administration officials said.
But in a new sign of the deep dissension over immigration, the union representing some 7,000 deportation officers of the agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, has so far not allowed its members to participate in the training. Without the formal assent of the union, the administration’s strategy could be significantly slowed for months in labor negotiations.
Chris Crane, the president of the union, the National ICE Council, has fiercely criticized the strategy, saying it amounts to orders from ICE officials for agents not to enforce the law. In Congressional testimony, Mr. Crane accused the administration of tailoring its enforcement practices to win support from immigrant communities for Mr. Obama’s re-election.
“Law enforcement and public safety have taken a back seat to attempts to satisfy immigrant advocacy groups,” Mr. Crane told a House Judiciary subcommittee in October.
Department of Homeland Security officials say the training seminar, although only half a day, is central to bringing all ICE officers on board for an effort that they say will significantly raise the numbers of convicted criminals among deportees and is expected to lead in coming months to unprecedented suspensions of deportations of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.
Virtually all ICE commanding officers and prosecutors have gone through the training course and are working on the new strategy, Homeland Security Department officials said. But because of the silence from the ICE Council, a local of the American Federation of Government Employees, the officials will miss their Jan. 13 goal for completing the nationwide training blitz, which began in November.
You see, the Regime has run into its union thug history. Union members don't do anything outside the contract, and the issue of new policy and practices, as well as the training for said policies and practices, are part of the union contract.
And the Regime's amnesty is definitely outside the contract. And, more importantly, outside the Constitution and the law. There are some patriots using union contracts to slow the amnesty until Mittens becomes President.
Then we shall know the the truth about Mittens.
And perhaps impeachment is the answer. Perhaps Chris Shanahan should be the first ICE manager impeached come November 2nd.
“Our folks understand that we have limited resources and we have to focus more than ever on our priorities,” said Chris Shanahan, the ICE field office director who oversees deportation operations in New York City, where all supervisors have had the training.
Give the other Chris a call. Let him know that he is playing with his pension:
Field Office Director
New York City
26 Federal Plaza
9th Floor, Suite 9-110
New York, NY 10278
Phone: (212) 264-4213
Careful. Chris. who you tie your star to.