No wonder ICE officers are so frustrated. Their superiors actually put the feelings of illegal immigrants over the safety of the men and women protecting our borders. They were actually told not to wear bulletproof vests because it would be offensive to members of the “badlands” community. They also have to do illegal immigrants the courtesy of a seven day notice so they can pack up their things and hide somewhere else before ICE has a chance to deport them.
“Our own supervisors would rather see the bodies of their own dead officers full of bullet holes than offend an illegal alien,” said Officer Gabriel Cimino, president of the local union chapter. “This is the absolute madness that our officers in the field are dealing with every day. Will an officer have to die before President Trump helps us restore order to this agency?”
We can all agree this is ridiculous. Unfortunately Trump is where they are directing their frustrations even though the president isn’t the source of their problems.
The country’s immigration enforcement officers launched a website Tuesday demanding that President Trump do more to clean up their agency, saying he has left the Obama team in place and it’s stymying his goal of enforcing laws on the books.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervisors in Philadelphia banned officers from wearing bulletproof vests during an operation in the dangerous “badlands” section in the city’s north for fear of offending the immigrant community, according to a new website, JICReport.com.
Meanwhile, officers in one Utah city are required to give city officials seven days’ heads-up before arresting anyone — and by the time they go to make the arrest, the immigrants they are targeting have taken off, the website says.
Compiled by the National ICE Council, which represents ICE officers, the website is part whistleblower and part primal scream for Mr. Trump to pay attention to a group of people who were among his staunchest backers during the presidential campaign.
“ICE Officers grudgingly admit that the only President they ever endorsed hasn’t kept his word, and many officers now feel betrayed,” the officers say on the website (via: Front Page Mag)
It’s the same old Obama holdover problem. The underlying problem is that a serious housecleaning never happened. Taking their frustrations out on the current administration may not be the best way to approach this problem, but it is obvious that it is time for some serious reform. And in this case Trump may be their only hope.