This is huge. ICE Union president Chris Crane was invited on the Mark Levin Show tonight to explain how the Obama administration is cooking the books on immigration enforcement. What he said was pretty shocking.
According to Crane, ICE agents can no longer make street arrests of people they suspect to be an illegal aliens, illegal alien gang members or illegal alien criminals, despite having the authority to do so by laws enacted by Congress. He says they are under orders to wait until the illegal alien commits a crime, gets arrested by law enforcement and booked into a jail before they can even intercede.
Then they must wait until the illegal alien is convicted of 3 or more criminal offenses before they can put them in deportation process.
When it comes to cooking the immigration books, Crane says the record number of deportations that the Obama administration touts is a complete fraud. He calls it a shell game, saying what really happens is illegal aliens caught crossing the border by the Border Patrol and then sent back across are now added to ICE’s numbers of deportations, thus inflating the numbers immensely. Crane said last year over 50% of the deportations in ICE’s numbers were from those the border patrol agents caught and sent back across.
In reality, Crane says they now have the numbers to show that since 2008, the actual number of ICE deportations has plummeted since 2008.
Crane explains in more detail to Mark Levin in the clip below:
If you’d rather listen to the full interview, it also includes discussion on the current immigration bill and how Crane says he is being almost completely ignored by the gang of eight in the Senate. He’s had hardly any input into the bill.