ICE union chief: Immigration plan to 'doom' U.S.

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Kevin Cirilli
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12 April 2013
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National News
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The union president for immigration officers blasted President Barack Obama as well as Congress’ Gang of Eight immigration proposal, saying the plan will “doom” the country on Friday.

“We’re just in shock right now that the law enforcement officers from the border control, from ICE, our prosecuting attorneys – people that are in the trenches right now and see exactly what’s wrong with our broken immigration system – don’t have a seat at the table and can’t have input,” Crane told former GOP Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Huckabee’s radio program.

Crane continued: “Quite honestly, I think it’s going to doom us to repeat all of the failures that we already currently have with the immigration system as it exists.”...

Crane criticized Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, whose agency oversees ICE, as well as the Obama administration.

“From day one since Janet Napolitano came in, she’s excluded us as law enforcement officers from the table,” Crane told Huckabee. “[…] Currently right now the administration is ignoring the laws as enacted by Congress. They are making up their own policies because they believe that the executive branch has the ability to dictate to the American people above and beyond what Congress has stated with regard to how immigration law is going to be enforced.”...

Fox News reported Friday that Crane’s National ICE Council wants Rubio to leave the Gang of Eight because...