ICE agents see gaping holes in Trump’s immigration plan

Article author: 
Stephan Dinan
Article publisher: 
Washington Times
Article date: 
5 February 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

... National ICE Council President Chris Crane sent a letter to Mr. Trump on Friday saying the four-point plan the White House proposed coupling legalization for illegal immigrant Dreamers with a border wall and changes to legal immigration falls short, leaving businesses free to continue hiring illegal [alien] immigrants and refusing to root out cities and counties serving as sanctuaries.

“We simply cannot in good faith support any legislative effort on immigration that does not include provisions regarding immigration detainers, sanctuary cities and the smuggling and trafficking of children across U.S. borders,” wrote Mr. Crane, whose organization represents 7,500 employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles deportations and interior enforcement....
The president has described his proposal as a middle-ground compromise, with the White House saying stricter enforcement, such as a crackdown on sanctuary cities or requiring businesses to use E-Verify to weed illegal immigrants out of the workforce, will come in “phase two.”...
The ICE Council also doubted there would be another round of negotiations. Once the White House agrees to “a DACA-style amnesty,” it said, Congress won’t bother with “phase two” enforcement measures....