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Acting ICE Director Sandweg resigns after five months on the job
Fox News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jana Winter

Posted on 02/16/2014 4:11:50 PM PST by jazusamo

The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose appointment to the post raised eyebrows because of his scant law enforcement experience, told agency employees he will resign Friday, FoxNews.com has learned.

John Sandweg, a former defense attorney who knew former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano from their days as political allies in Arizona and came to Washington with her, gave his notice just six months after taking the reins in August. In a letter Friday to coworkers, Sandweg said he will return to work in the private sector but gave no explanation for his departure.

“Over the past several months I had the opportunity to work alongside many of you,” he wrote. “I was always amazed by your dedication and commitment to the agency and our nation. Despite the challenges we face, you continue to push on, achieving remarkable security and public safety gains for our country.”

Sandweg was named to the post amid concerns by congressional lawmakers and former agency officials that his background as a criminal defense attorney with no law enforcement experience made him unqualified to run the country’s second-largest law enforcement agency.

"I am deeply disappointed by this appointment and believe it is disrespectful to the thousands of dedicated professionals at ICE who are working tirelessly to enforce our laws and provide for our security," Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, said at the time. "I urge the administration to re-think this appointment and promptly appoint a qualified, confirmable applicant for this essential post."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; california; ice; icedirector; iceresignation; janetnapolitano; johnsandweg; mexico; napolitano; newmexico; politics; resign; sandweg; texas

1 posted on 02/16/2014 4:11:50 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose appointment to the post raised eyebrows because of his scant law enforcement experience...

Would ANY business put a person in charge of something he knew NOTHING of?

Our ENTIRE government is full of malcontent, illiterate idiots that have no clue as to what they are doing. I rest my case.

2 posted on 02/16/2014 4:17:49 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

Agreed, and that is the hallmark of the 0bummer administration.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 4:21:35 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: unixfox

Bingo.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 4:21:52 PM PST by Fungi
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To: jazusamo

maybe as a lawyer he wants to enforce the law

and works for a lawless executive

maybe he has found courage


5 posted on 02/16/2014 4:22:05 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jazusamo
to spend more time with it's family... right???
6 posted on 02/16/2014 4:22:37 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: unixfox

Just wait til you see who he puts in NEXT.
I don’t know who, but he’s bound to be worse.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 4:23:18 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: yldstrk

I thought so too. probably couldn’t stomach doing his job when his superiors tell him to leave illegals alone..


8 posted on 02/16/2014 4:24:24 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: yldstrk

That’s possible but being connected to Napolitano all those years I’d be skeptical.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 4:28:08 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

The Obama principle: Promote people way beyond their point of incompetence

(that’s how Obama got his job)


10 posted on 02/16/2014 4:30:08 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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11 posted on 02/16/2014 4:30:33 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: tet68

Probably an illegal alien.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 4:41:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: yldstrk

No, someone’s found a skeleton in his closet.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 5:05:06 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jazusamo

I’ll bet it has something to do with the secret service prostitution scandal or he has a nanny problem.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 5:07:03 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Timber Rattler
Takes a friend to help you move.

Takes a really good friend to help you move a body.

15 posted on 02/16/2014 5:08:19 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: jazusamo

Can’t stomach the hypocrisy and dishonesty?


16 posted on 02/16/2014 5:08:56 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: yldstrk
maybe he has found courage

If he speaks out on his real reasons your comment would be true. I hope he proves you right.

17 posted on 02/16/2014 5:13:48 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Probably


18 posted on 02/16/2014 5:41:24 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jazusamo
Sandweg was named to the post amid concerns by congressional lawmakers and former agency officials that his background as a criminal defense attorney with no law enforcement experience made him unqualified to run the country’s second-largest law enforcement agency.

Learning on the job is so Obama-esque - what could possibly go wrong with that?

19 posted on 02/16/2014 5:50:20 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Timber Rattler

He’s gonna be appointed Ambassador to the Artic..


20 posted on 02/16/2014 5:52:37 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: jazusamo
He probably made it clear that he intended to do his job properly.
21 posted on 02/16/2014 5:52:55 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: jazusamo

Took that long for everyone to find out that he was an empty suit and could barely find his way to the office.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 5:56:03 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: jazusamo

It’s time for Maxine Waters to take the job. She’s earned it in the Democrat world.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 6:01:12 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: tet68

Are you taking odds on how many surnames the replacement will have?


24 posted on 02/16/2014 6:05:50 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Avid Coug

Nothing would surprise me with this prez and you’re right, she and others in the Rat world believe full well she’s entitled.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 6:08:20 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
This isn't hard to figure out. He was a political appointee to a law enforcement agency. He found out the extent to which he was being asked to refrain from enforcing the law and even to circumvent the law and quite possibly probably the extent to which he was being required to violate the law. It wasn't exactly what he thought he was signing up for so now he is leaving. And we will never hear another word about it.
26 posted on 02/16/2014 6:08:57 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Trod Upon

Heck no.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 6:09:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jazusamo.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 6:19:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: jazusamo

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 6:25:51 PM PST by PGalt
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To: jazusamo

You really want to leave and you want me to take over even though I don't
have any experience? Okay, I'll do it, but I want a golden parachute
and I only want to stick around for five months. Deal?

30 posted on 02/16/2014 6:25:59 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

Most possible bump.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 6:47:45 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo; Slyfox

I wonder what his short tenure qualified him for, boosted pension?


32 posted on 02/16/2014 7:35:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: tet68
I don’t know who, but he’s bound to be worse.

Probably a full blown transexual who practices bestiality.

He hasn't appointed a normal person to anything yet.

He gets off on appointing freaks.

33 posted on 02/16/2014 7:42:53 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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34 posted on 02/21/2014 11:58:52 AM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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