Skip to comments.ICE Agent Tells Mark Levin: Obama ‘Inflating’ Deportation Numbers, La Raza ‘Running Our Agency’
Posted on 05/12/2013 7:48:59 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Chris Crane, president of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers union, spoke to radio host Mark Levin, and unleashed two bombshells that should outrage all Americans.
First, that Obama is "cooking the books" on his so-called "record" deportation numbers - inflating them by up to 50%, by Crane's estimate.
And perhaps most shocking, Crane revealed that the race-baiting pressure group La Raza is effectively "running" ICE - forcing agents to stop enforcing the law against illegal aliens nationwide.
Crane revealed these stunning facts to a disgusted Levin on his radio show Thursday night (audio below).
Crane is suing his own bosses at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a landmark case, Crane v. Napolitano, to try and halt the Administration's orders to ICE agents to stop enforcement of Federal immigration laws.
On April 24, Crane - who represents 7,200 agents nationwide - won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As SWA reported at the time, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed OConnor told DHS that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obamas virtual DACA amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling shocked the Washington establishment, and Cranes lawsuit (you can donate here) could derail Obamas four-year effort to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.
Crane explained to Levin how President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have, since the administrations start, attempted to shut down border enforcement and absolutely tied law enforcements hands.
For example, Crane explained that ICE agents are not allowed (despite express authority from Congress) to arrest an individual they suspect to be an illegal alien, an illegal alien gang member, or illegal alien criminal. Instead, they are reportedly under orders to wait until the individual commits a crime, is arrested by another law enforcement agency (such as local police), jailed, and only then may an immigration agent speak with the individual.
Additionally, the deportation process can only begin if the individual has been convicted of three or more criminal offenses.
Despite the Obama Administrations claims of robust border enforcement and record-high ICE deportation numbers, Crane noted how the administration actually cooks the books and inflates deportation numbers. Data that Crane obtained demonstrates that, since 2008, ICE arrests and deportations have plummeted.
Crane explained how it works: Border Patrol (a separate agency from ICE) makes an arrest on the border, but instead of handling the deportation itself, Border Patrol hands the detainee over to ICE to deport the individual, thereby inflating the number of ICE deportations. Crane described it as a shell game that allows what would normally be a mere "turn-back" to be counted as a formal "deportation," thus inflating the deportation statistics.
Crane's claims are fully backed up by official ICE documents that were revealed as a result of his lawsuit against DHS.
Crane also noted that he has received no response at all to his requests for meetings with three Republican "Gang of 8" senators: Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - in order to provide the input of law enforcement to their immigration bill.
When Levin remarked that these senators nonetheless have had time to meet with the National Council of La Raza, Crane claimed: Those groups are now running our agency... Thats why were not arresting people, thats why we cant do our jobs its because theyre basically embedded in running our agency.
A "disgusted" Levin called the information stunning and noted: How in the hell are we supposed to get behind any so-called immigration bill when you just heard what Chris Crane had to say?... Folks! All hands on deck! Nows the time to fight this!
The pressure on the former Marine Crane and his agents for taking on their own bosses, and the massive establishment machine pushing amnesty must be immense. We salute their courage and will do everything we can to help them prevail.
Below is the audio of the shocking radio interview...
Excerpt...Click here for the full article.
The feds won’t enforce their own laws, and they sue the states to prevent them from protecting themselves.
News out of Wash DC lately makes me so angry I could spit.
Just remember that the people we elected to hold this insanity in check...aren’t. They are helping advance it.
Just remember that the people we elected to hold this insanity in check...arent. They are helping advance it.
That’s right. They just make their little token noises and it’s all for show. They’ve been threatened (including their families) and they won’t cross the line.
Same here, except I rant...loudly and often. My poor husband, although he wholeheartedly agrees with me, has been getting earfuls lately.
ICE cannot do their jobs, IRS breaking the law.
EPA running wild. ATF running guns, Border Patrol useless,
Energy Dept. failing to allow drilling permits.
Our Government is under the control of a man determined to destroy us, and the Media is supporting him in it.
How did all of these agencies turn into outlaw agencies?
America. WTF up.
This might make him laugh.
My spouse is pretty much ‘apolitical.’
(As an aside, did you know the ancient Greek word “idiot” was applied to citizens of the city-state who had no interest or involvement in politics?)
Careful about sharing *that* but anyway, she laughed when I said,
“With everything coming out of DC lately, gun-grabbing, Obamacare ‘income redistribution’, those charged with enforcing the laws—the scofflaws, leaving Americans pleas for help unanswered, and on-and-on, you’d think at least they’d blow us a kiss every now and then!”
Spouse: “Why would they do that?”
Moi: “Because, my dear—everyone likes a little kiss every now and then when they’re getting screwed.”
I’m here all week. In fact, I’m here all the time.
Well, since so many conservatives told us principles don’t matter recently, I think the answer is self evident. The Dems, who NEVER cared for principle anyway got a whole bunch of reinforcements to fight against those that believe in principle.
Of ciurse the libs among us won’t admit that. But they don’t have to. The truth stands on it’s own.
A woman on Bill O’Reilly a couple days ago corrected him when he said the number of illegals coming across was down. She said three times as many were coming into Texas these days so they’d be here in time for amnesty.
While everyone is consumed with Benghazi and the IRS they are trying to cram thru immigration and gun control.
Bill disagreed with her but he did let her say it. No one corrects The Bloviator.
La Raza is the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan.....they call themselves “the race”
Anyone dealing with the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan is patently racist
The mayor of San Antonio’s mama is one of the head honchos in La Raza.
The big lie about deportations is exactly like he said. Mexicans apprehended at the border and sent right back to Mexico on buses.... These are being counted as deportations. This has been done for years. The average person thinks deportation means picked up in Chicago or an Iowa farm and sent back to Mexico but this rarely happens.
Thousand of Mexicans are picked up each day and sent right back. This is not a real deportation but ICE is calling it exactly this