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ICE agent faces suspension for doing his job

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:28 AM

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is demanding answers after a report surfaced that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is facing punishment for arresting an illegal immigrant. The unidentified agent could face a three-day suspension after he arrested a 35-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had as many as 10 traffic violations. The agent was ordered by supervisors to release the individual because he was not a "priority target." When the officer balked, he was threatened with a three-day suspension and the illegal alien was let go. "The actions that it appears were taken by your agency send a message to agents in the field that they will be punished for doing their duty and enforcing the law," Sessions wrote in an letter to ICE Director John Morton and obtained exclusively by Fox News. Read more:

Can you believe this? Why would this get him suspended? The man is doing his job, trying to keep out illegal aliens and may be punished for it. They told him the illegal was "not a priority target". Well, just what is a priority? It just seems very suspicious that Obama is starting to implement his new immigration procedure about now. Can't have someone deported before they get a chance to vote.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:04 AM

The Obama administration released illegal immigrants who went on to commit more crimes, including charges of 19 murders, 3 attempted murders and 142 sex crimes, the House Judiciary Committee said in a report Tuesday.

“The Obama administration could have prevented these senseless crimes by enforcing our immigration laws,” said committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “But President Obama continues to further his anti-enforcement agenda while innocent Americans suffer the consequences. His unwillingness to enforce immigration laws puts our communities at risk and costs American lives.”

This is an outrage! Pandering for votes shouldn't be more important than saving the lives of American citizens.
There are too many illegal immigrant sympathizers out there who arn't helping matters at all.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:10 AM
What many people fail to realize is that many of these illegals are here for years without doing any harm until BAM, they drive drunk and kill someone, or they molest a child etc.

Illegals come here and place themselves above the law and ahead of those coming through the proper channels. They have no health or background checks.

Thousands of deaths caused by illegal immigrants could have been prevented had our laws been enforced.

Perhaps if someone from the pro-illegal side loses a family member, then it will matter, but by then it is too late.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:15 AM

Originally posted by DAVID64
Can you believe this? Why would this get him suspended? The man is doing his job, trying to keep out illegal aliens and may be punished for it. They told him the illegal was "not a priority target". Well, just what is a priority? It just seems very suspicious that Obama is starting to implement his new immigration procedure about now. Can't have someone deported before they get a chance to vote.

Their priority is supposed to be the illegals who are murderers, pedophiles etc. However, as you can see from my previous post, even they are getting away scot free.

This an extremely important topic and an issue that needs to be dealt with. What kind of country have we become when votes are more important than human lives?

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:21 AM
There were LOTS of acquaintances that I used to know from Texas whom had personal horror stories all involving illegal immigrants causing traumatic life-changing events in their lives. Very, very sad. And to make it even more painful, is that these horrible incidents should NEVER HAVE OCCURRED in the first place.

I have heard just way too many disheartening stories of people who were directly effected by these illegal CRIMINALS who should NOT even be here in this country. Illegals are CRIMINALS who do NOTHING good for America and American citizens. They do NOTHING good by being here.

These illegal CRIMINALS need to IMMEDIATELY be DEPORTED before even ONE MORE innocent citizens if effected by one of them. And those whom stand in the way of deporting criminals should be put in JAIL.
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:46 AM
reply to post by HangTheTraitors

I agree. It is just a shame that the illegals have so many sympathizers on their side and those who wish political gain. Illegals are catered to on many levels while citizens struggle and suffer and even lose their very lives.
A shame.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 08:12 AM
It's been my experience working for county level government, that the management can be way out of touch with the on-the-ground reality of the workers. Is there an agenda? Yes, there are numerous agendas including personal ones.

I'd be inclined to believe that poor communications combined with a near-sighted management style and ambiguous job descriptions has caused the confusion. Maybe the ICE agent was being set up to fail somehow as punishment from a manager with issues. It's probably a personal agenda, I doubt it's some huge conspiracy.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:26 PM
I feel like offering a conspiracy theory, unlike my normal practice.

Considering the growth of Homeland Security, and the desire of our current President to drastically alter immigration rules on his own through waivers, is it possible that the are trying to reduce ICE to just being inspectors stuck in their little customs shacks, while the President and "Big Sis" handle all the immigration?

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 04:31 PM
I agree there is a problem that begs for a rational solution, however, much of the difficulties Americans must deal with are brought on by their own laws, lawmakers, enterprisers, government, and themselves as well as the hungry man that leaves his home and comes to work in the US.

Undocumented aliens are not necessarily criminals in and of themselves. Deportation is the usual solution for their immigration status, rather than being prosecuted for a crime. While it is debateable whether these workers are "needed" or not many powerful interests desire having them for innexpensive menial labor. A back door is being held open for them by factions that influence our government and lawmakers.

Going back a few decades there were ways the US used to import temporary migrant workers even granting extended and permanent stays to those who were offered long-term employment. These folks were treated as any other worker,. They paid taxes, Social Security, and worked under the same labor and pay standards that other US residents were granted. Many had worked enough seasons to qualify for retirement benefits and collect them back in their home countries as they are entitled to do.

For those who wished to further exploit them and circumvent paying normal wages and benefits they sought to change the system to benefit themselves at the expense of these workers and now also the American people as well. By bringing them in as undocumented they could avoid paying what would be considered fair wages, benefits, and working conditions. Hiring Americans to do the same work will cost them and everyone more, as well as the cost of having to improve the work environment.

For the type of workers wanted, "legal" immigrants do not fit the bill. Even a visitor's visa into the US requires these folks to prove they have sufficient means and ties to their home country that would keep them tied to their foreign homeland. US business owners are seeking those who have little means and are hungry enough to labor for substandard wages in less than desireable working conditions.

In essence, it is our capitalist system, our business interests, and our politicians who are grateful to these interests that have created the system we have today. Will a hungry man cross a line drawn in the sand if you stand across that line dangling a cheeseburger for him to cross it? Then when he does who do you blame? The hungry man? The man with the cheeseburger? The hunger? The need to get the work done to put food on your plate for a cheaper price? I won't offer you as the recipient of that food as a source of the problem as you are never told that your cheeseburger had undocumented hands bringing it to your table, but you know that already. Besides, more and more you are being denied the privilege to grow your own food and be self sufficient. That is the truth.

Now you have immigrants coming into the US for various reasons, good and bad. Unless they are wealthy or come from a privileged nation they must come in the back door, which is wide open to them. To exploit the ones that merely wish to feed themselves and better their lives we have deprived ourselves the privilege of asking them, "For what purpose do you wish to come here?"

edit on 4-8-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)

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