Chris Crane warned us.
The ICE agent leader who is suing his own bosses at DHS to stop their lawless “prosecutorial discretion” policies – told us that DHS’ policy of releasing illegal aliens would put the Americ an people at risk.
Crane also said that ICE leaders were lying when they insisted that the 2,262 illegal alien “detainees” they released in February (using the “sequestration” as an excuse) were all “low-risk”, “non-criminal” illegals without records.
And yesterday, Crane was proven correct when ICE was compelled – under threat of Congressional subpoena - to reveal the details of those released, which they had previously refused to reveal. And the data is shocking: 622 of the aliens released – nearly 30% – were convicted criminals, with 32 having multiple violent felony convictions.
During two congressional hearings in March, ICE Director John Morton insisted that only detainees who did not pose a threat to public safety were released and that all remained under supervision.
Morton now should be compelled to resign. The documents were released to Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI). McCain stopped short of calling for Morton’s firing, but lashed out over reports that dozens of those criminals released went onto Arizona streets:
“ICE’s reprehensible actions put Arizona at risk by setting free into our communities hundreds of detainees who were guilty of criminal offenses,” said McCain. “The ICE officials responsible for this must face disciplinary action and must take all actions necessary to ensure that this never happens again.”
Chris Crane was not surprised, and said this is the very reason he is suing to stop DHS and ICE from their disastrous virtual amnesty for illegal aliens: “They are putting the public at great risk by refusing to enforce the laws on the books against violent felons and repeat offenders.”
Crane’s lawsuit, Crane v. Napolitano, received a big boost two weeks ago when Federal Judge Judge Reed O’Connor told DHS that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The judge is expected to give his final ruling in the next week or two, which the Obama Administration will no doubt appeal.
ICE and DHS are out of control and jeopardizing public safety, all in the name of politics. Yet another example of why DHS cannot be trusted to enforce the law or secure the border if the ‘Gang of 8′ immigration bill were to become law.
We stand with Chris Crane and his 7,200 agents suing to stop this insanity and restore the rule of law to immigration enforcement.
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