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Disgruntled Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are suing their bosses over changes made to deportation policy by President Barack Obama.
A lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of 10 ICE agents against the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and ICE Director John Morton asks the courts to overturn the June 15 directive by Obama to suspend deportation proceedings and offer work authorization to some immigrants brought here illegally as children.
The ICE agents accuse the Obama administration of keeping them from enforcing immigration law, and of overstepping Congress by changing deportation policy through a directive rather than legislation.
“The Directive commands ICE officers to violate federal law,” the lawsuit says.
Chris Crane, the president of ICE agents' union who is suing Napolitano and Morton, accused the Obama administration of ignoring the demands of ICE agents when formulating the new policy.
The Directive commands ICE officers to violate federal law.
- Crane v. Napolitano lawsuit
“We’ve repeatedly tried to work with the administration and they’ve just excluded us from everything since day one,” Crane said on a conference call with reporters announcing the lawsuit.
Crane went on to say that the new guidelines left agents powerless to enforce immigration law because they had no way to distinguish who qualifies for deferred deportation.
“The alien has no burden of proof to establish that claim,” Crane said.“So we’re not enforcing the law anymore, we’re not enforcing the policy. It’s pretty much just let everyone go.”
Obama has set new records for deportations in each year of his presidency, nearly reaching 400,000 people last fiscal year.
The plaintiffs say that some ICE agents have been suspended for attempting, over the objections of their superiors, to put undocumented immigrants that may qualify for deferred action into deportation proceedings.
The plaintiffs don’t just take issue with the deferred deportation directive—they also object to last year’s memo from Morton directing ICE to focus on deporting those with criminal records, using the agency’s power of prosecutorial discretion.
“This lawsuit is based on the core principle that no administration, Republican or Democrat, should order federal agents to break federal law,” lead attorney Kris Kobach said on a conference call with reporters announcing the lawsuit.
Pimping/Pandering,For Votes,pure and simple
Rule of Law,Constitution? LOL>>>