The Obama administration has acknowledged that it released illegal aliens that were in its custody back into the U.S. population because they claim that these did not “fit” an administrative “priority” for deportation. These illegals were outside the qualifications that were outlined in Barack Obama’s new immigration policy.
Fox News broke the story, on the first of August, about an Immigration and Customs agent that arrested a 35-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico and the ICE agent was facing punishment for simply doing his job.
As a result, Sen. Jeff Sessions blasted ICE in a letter that read,
“Federal law enforcement should certainly not be giving illegal aliens more preferential treatment that is afforded American citizens. Your agency’s apparent treatment of the criminal alien sends the troubling message that the demands of public safety are trumped by the desire for reduced deportations of those deemed ‘not presidential priorities.’”
After receiving word back from ICE which basically resulted in no information being given in the matter, Sessions wrote to ICE again:
“Since I last wrote to you, several ICE agents filed a lawsuit against you and Secretary Napolitano in the federal district court for the Northern District of Texas. According to the complaint, ICE agent Samuel Martin, along with another ICE agent, picked up an illegal alien from the El Paso County, Texas jail on July 17, 2012.”
“While the agents were trying to place the individual in the vehicle, he attempted to escape and physically assaulted the agents,” Sessions continued. “Although the agents regained custody of the alien and transported him to the El Paso Criminal Alien Program office for processing, the agents’ supervisors ordered them to release the alien without charges and specifically to not issue a Notice to Appear, as required by 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(2)(A).”
“The agents protested the release of the alien but were told ‘it was a management decision, based on the President’s new immigration policies.’ Anyone with the even the slightest experience in law enforcement can see that such actions are devastating to law enforcement personnel.”
Prior to Sessions letter, ten employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have sued the Obama administration to block a new program that let many young illegals avoid deportation and get a work permit.
The Obama administration has not only disregarded the law of the land, but they have in many instances disregarded their own policy. The Daily Caller reports,
Under the new “deferred action” policy, which critics have derided as an administrative application of the controversial DREAM Act, illegal aliens qualify to avoid deportation when they meet certain criteria.
Those eligible for special protection were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012; came to the United States before turning age 16; have resided continuously in the United States since June 15, 2007; “[a]re currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States”; and “[h]ave not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.”
Sessions blasted (ICE Director John) Morton for his “apparent failure to support” ICE agents and the rule of the law over the Obama administration’s political agenda with these new directives. “There is no question that the Administration’s unilaterally decreed policy is contrary to codified federal law and places our law enforcement officers in an untenable position,” Sessions wrote to Morton on Tuesday. “It comes as no surprise that the morale of your agents has plummeted.”
Barack Obama and his administration have no desire to follow the law when it comes to illegal aliens being in this country. It is not only a failure to do his job as the chief law enforcement officer of the country, but it is a slap in the face to every immigrant that has come into the country and gone through the the legal procedure to become an American citizen.
You can read the exchange of letters between Sen. Sessions and ICE here.
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