ICE … Vote of No Confidence to Leadership, More Interested in Amnesty than Enforcing Immigration Law
ICE agents … vote of no confidence to ICE Director John Morton and Assistant Director Phyllis Coven.
Will the liberal MSM report on this little uprising among the ranks of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement? It would appear that the rank and file agents are fed up with the leadership of ICE and their lack of enforcing immigration law in the United States. The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council cast a unanimous vote of no confidence in ICE Director John Morton and Assistant Director Phyllis Coven, on behalf of their 7,000 ICE agents.
According to the letter Obama’s senior ICE leadership have been actively pushing a political agenda which would lead to an immigration reform bill centered around large scale amnesty, while at the same time failing to inform congress and the American people of the imminent dangers and severity of the illegal immigration crisis. At present the understaffed ERO has been overrun to the extent that large numbers of criminal aliens have been released back into their unsuspecting communities.
Read the letter in its entirety of the Vote of No Confidence.
It is the desire of our union within ICE and our employees to publicly separate ourselves from the actions of Director Morton and Assistant Director Coven and publicly state that ICE officers and employees do not support Morton or Coven, or their misguided and reckless initiatives, which could ultimately put many in America at risk.
The Letter is damning and a must read.
ICE is misleading the American public with regard to the effectiveness of criminal enforcement programs like the ICE “Secure Communities Program” using it as a selling point to move forward with amnesty related legislation. As officers in the field, we know this program will not improve enforcement or provide for public safety because ICE refuses, for political reasons, to request the additional manpower and resources needed to adequately operate the program.
The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing United States immigration laws outside of the institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created “amnesty through policy” for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.
In an unprecedented move within the Department of Homeland Security, the detention and removal officers and agents responsible for and sworn to enforcing our nation’s immigration laws issued an exhaustive, scathing letter simply titled “VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ICE DIRECTOR JOHN MORTON AND ODPP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYLLIS COVEN” on June 11, 2010.
After reading this, how many now disagree with the Arizona ummigration law? I must second the comment at the Gateway Pundit, words fail me as well.