Rifts Within ICE on Deportation Policy

Curiously, many lawmakers on the Left are unhappy with Obama’s stance on illegal immigration and deportation, arguing its enforcement measures are too harsh.  Even stranger, there’s now a rift within executive agencies.  An article in the Washington Post reports “festering internal divisions” between political appointees and career officials Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Evidence of the divide:

  • A union of immigration officers issued a vote of no confidence in ICE director John Morton
  • 24 field managers who oversee detention and deportation sent a memo to Morton that challenged a number of recommended changes
  • criticism by officers that the ICE leadership regularly changes its policies, depending on the political climate

To read the article, click here.

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