It looks like the MSM has turned some ICE Officers against the president. The National ICE Council that originally backed Trump is now upset as it feels the president is not holding up his end of the bargain.
“ICE officers who endorsed President Trump in 2016 now say he has failed to follow through on his get-tough promises, saying catch-and-release of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. is not only still happening, but has gone into “overdrive.”
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers say they’re being roped into such mundane tasks as opening the doors on vans to release immigrants already caught by Border Patrol agents. That’s dragging the officers from their usual duties of nabbing fugitives, or scouring local prisons and jails for immigrant criminals who lived illegally in the U.S. ready to be deported.
The shell game is all the more “ridiculous,” the officers said, because Border Patrol agents could fill out paperwork and open the doors themselves, but the agency’s leaders don’t want to be part of catch-and-release.”
Full text of letter sent from National ICE Council president Chris Crane to POTUS yesterday regarding the catch-and-release situation at the border pic.twitter.com/qxt3y49eZ3
This is largely due to the Democrats complaining about imprisoning immigrant families. Liberal states like California are not allowing ICE to use their prison system to jail illegals. So this leads to a huge issue for ICE agents who have nowhere to hold illegals as they wait to stand trial or be deported.
Trump has been fighting an uphill battle against the Democrats when it comes to the border. I am amazed ICE agents do not see this. Trump has pushed for border security more than anyone, which should help Border agents right away and ICE agents in the long run.
The Democrats are the ones that started this mess when they made Trump sound like a monster for imprisoning families separately. (A policy carried over from the Obama Admin.) When a good deal of these families were created just to get across the border.
I understand these ICE Agents are having difficulties doing their jobs. But attacking the one man that is actually fighting for Border Security is just senseless.