John Morton, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has met will groups representing illegal aliens and has apparently promised to reign in the Detroit office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), a component of ICE charged with finding and removing illegal aliens.
Why, because that office is doing their job, arresting illegals. That is obviously unacceptable to the illegal aliens and their representatives. And John Morton agrees.
Agrees that illegals should not be arrested and should have been allowed to go on their merry way. There is no reason that Morton should be meeting with those representing the very criminals his agency is charged with identifying, arresting and deporting.
But, like the politicians in the area, Morton believes that illegal immigrants are just part of the community and the President's constituency.
The outrage is directed against recent enforcement actions that happened to be near a school, as if illegal aliens have the right not to be questioned and arrested.
The city's Hispanic community has lodged complaints recently about what they call ICE's aggressive enforcement tactics and point to a several incidents, including one March 31 when ICE agents allegedly stalked Hispanic immigrants as they dropped their children off at Hope of Academy on North Campbell near Michigan Avenue.
Isn't aggressiveness and successful arrests what we want from ICE? That is their job. If you don't want ICE out arresting illegal aliens, why have ICE at all? Perhaps John Morton should seek work elsewhere. It is clear that the mission of ICE is not to his liking.
And it appears from Morton's acquiescence to the "community" groups is a foretaste of what will come down the road soon: a slap on the wrist for the Field Office Director for ERO, reprimands for the on scene supervisors and a public apology and promise that ICE will not arrest illegal aliens in or about the sanctuaries for criminals that schools apparently are now.
Public pronouncements from the representatives of illegal aliens apparently has a promise that further enforcement action will be restricted and contained.
And by "accountability" they mean abject surrender. Something very likely given ICE's "priorities."