9/26/16, "Ahead of Debate, America’s ICE Officers Endorse Donald J. Trump For President," DonaldJTrump.com
"Nation's Immigration And Customs Enforcement Officers (ICE) Make First-Ever Presidential Endorsement"
YORK, NY - Today, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) Council, the official union representing 5,000 federal immigration
officers and law enforcement support staff made their first-ever
endorsement of any candidate for any elected office. ICE officers are
responsible for interior enforcement of immigration laws within the
United States. The President of the National ICE Council, Chris Crane,
issued the following statement on the union’s endorsement of Donald J.
"The men and women of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) are the last line of defense for American communities. Our 5,000
officers, underfunded and undermanned, are responsible for enforcing
immigration laws in a nation of 320 million people. Our officers come
into daily contact with many of the most dangerous people in the world -
cartel members, gang members, weapons traffickers, murder suspects,
drug dealers, suspects of violent assault - yet ICE Officers are unable
to arrest or are forced to release many of the most dangerous back into
U.S. communities due to unscrupulous political agendas and corrupt
leaders. The unconstitutional executive orders of President Obama,
embraced by Hillary Clinton, have forced our officers to violate their
oaths to uphold the law and placed every person living in America at
risk- including increased risk of terrorism. Our officers are prevented
from enforcing the most basic immigration laws, including laws against
illegal work, illegal entry, illegal overstay and also the public charge
“This first-ever endorsement was conducted by a vote of our
membership, with Hillary Clinton receiving only 5 % of that vote.
Hillary Clinton, who has never met with us, and like President Obama
probably never would, created her immigration agenda with the same
collection of special interests and open-borders radicals who are
responsible for our current immigration disaster -- all in the name of
cheap labor, greed and votes. Let us be clear: the non-enforcement
agenda of this Administration, favored by Secretary Clinton, results in
the daily loss of life and victimization of many, to include not only
American citizens but also those attempting to immigrate to our country.
These victims will never have their photos shown on TV, but their
families' suffering is no less real.
“By contrast, Donald Trump
reached out to us for a meeting, sat down with me to discuss his goals
for enforcement, and pledged to support ICE officers, our nation’s laws
and our members. In his immigration policy, he has outlined core
policies needed to restore immigration security -- including support for
increased interior enforcement and border security, an end to Sanctuary
Cities, an end to catch-and-release, mandatory detainers, and the
canceling of executive amnesty and non-enforcement directives.
Clinton, on the other hand, has promised the most radical immigration
agenda proposal in U.S. history. Her radical plan would result in the
loss of thousands of innocent American lives, mass victimization and
death for many attempting to immigrate to the United States, the total
gutting of interior enforcement, the handcuffing of ICE officers, and an
uncontrollable flood of illegal immigrants across U.S. borders. She
proposes to keep and expand executive amnesty, to expand
catch-and-release, to expand President Obama's non-enforcement
priorities to the point where there is virtually no real immigration
enforcement or policing of visa overstays, to support Sanctuary Cities,
to extend Obamacare to illegal immigrants, to grant amnesty within 100
days, to extend Social Security and Medicare to illegal immigrants
through amnesty, plus a 550% increase in the admission of Syrian
refugees. Her plan is total amnesty plus open borders.
has been lied to about every aspect of immigration in the United States.
We can fix our broken immigration system, and we can do it in a way
that honors America’s legacy as a land of immigrants, but Donald Trump
is the only candidate who is willing to put politics aside so that we
can achieve that goal. We hereby endorse Donald J. Trump, and urge all
Americans, especially the millions of lawful immigrants living within
our country, to support Donald J. Trump, and to protect American jobs,
wages and lives.""
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
National Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council endorses Donald Trump for President in its first-ever Presidential endorsement: 'The non-enforcement agenda of this Administration, favored by Secretary Clinton, results in the daily loss of life.' Her 'radical plan would result in the loss of thousands of innocent American lives. America has been lied to about every aspect of immigration in the United States. Hillary Clinton has never met with us, and like President Obama, probably never would'-9/26/16
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