First, the propoganda from ICE:
Identify aliens in law enforcement custody, through modernized technology,
continual data analysis and timely information sharing;
Prioritize enforcement action to apprehend and remove criminal
aliens who pose the greatest threat to public safety; and
Transform criminal alien immigration enforcement to efficiently
identify, process and remove criminal aliens from the United States.
The program has been touted by ICE and found praise by concerned local politicians, like Governor Don Carcieri of Rhode Island, and feared by illegal aliens.
Apparently they don't have alot to fear:
In an unprecedented move within the Department of Homeland Security, the
special agents responsible for enforcing our nation's immigration laws issued an
exhaustive, scathing letter simply titled "VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ICE
DIRECTOR JOHN MORTON AND ODPP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYLLIS COVEN" on June 11, 2010. The letter, acquired through sources, provides a litany of examples of how ICE's mission is being skewed towards supporting an unflinching goal of amnesty by refusing to allow agents to do their job; allowing criminal aliens to roam free; depleting resources for key enforcement initiatives that preceded this
administration; and misrepresenting facts and programs, demeaning the extent of
the criminal alien problem and geared to support amnesty.
The letter, authored by ICE Union President Chris Crane, begins as follows,
noting that all ICE union representatives have signed on to a unanimous "Vote of
No Confidence" in ICE leadership:
On June 11, 2010, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council
and its constituent local representatives from around the nation, acting on
behalf of approximately 7,000 ICE officers and employees from the ICE Office of
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), cast a unanimous “Vote of No
Confidence” in the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John
Morton, and the Assistant Director of the ICE Office of Detention Policy and
Planning, (ODPP), Phyllis Coven. Providing numerous facts the media and
public have not been privy to, the letter relates ICE leadership dishonesty and
failure to abide by their oath to uphold the law. The letter also outlines the
importance of local law enforcement referrals to ICE, and the striking symbiotic
relationship between local enforcement and ICE on immigration matters. Exemplary
are these two bullets:
• While ICE reports internally that more than 90 percent of ICE detainees are first encountered in jails after they are arrested by local police for criminal charges, ICE senior leadership misrepresents this information publicly in order to portray ICE detainees as being non-criminal in nature to support the Administration's position on amnesty and relaxed security at ICE detention facilities.
• The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing United States immigration laws outside of the institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created "amnesty through policy" for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.
More frightening is that criminals are seeking out ICE DOs to get deported before prosecution, but then return quickly to continue their criminal activity. Apparently Secure Communities is Boob Bait For Bubbas. Which can tell us that the failure of the Obama Regime to secure the borders is just part of their plan in the upcoming amnesty to provide that amnesty to those previously deported and with criminal convictions.