November 4, 2013
The heads of two unions — representing investigators, hearing officers and other personnel responsible for enforcing immigration laws — say that their members have been hamstrung by the political echelon of the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report in National Review.
Chris Crane, who represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement workers, and Kenneth Palinkas, representing Citizenship and Immigration Services employees, say Congress should hold off on immigration reform at least until existing laws are properly enforced.
Crane wrote House lawmakers Monday to say that his members have faced demands “by DHS political appointees to ignore the law.” As a consequence “violent criminal aliens are released every day from jails back into American communities.”
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