Patriotic ICE Agents Frustrated, Forced To Violate Their Oaths to Keep Their Jobs

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A contact of mine who works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, recently contacted me, asking me to help him tell his story. He expressed his concerns as well as those of his fellow agents are becoming overwhelming and that the public needs to know what is going on. Not the least troubling to him is the fact that agents are required on a daily basis to violate their oaths. That is something which my contact takes very seriously and is very disturbed by. For obvious reasons, he has chosen to remain anonymous and the photo in this article is not of him.

In addition to the security concerns, he says there is massive and rampant waste, saying, as bad as the things we know about are, the things we don’t know are even worse.

His regular assignment isn’t on the southern border, or any border for that matter. In many ways the location makes little difference, he says. The problem exists in every state nationwide, including his in the liberal northeast.

He describes how the job he used to love is now absolutely “horrible.” Full planeloads of illegals are dumped in their laps every week, with all of the diseases that go along with them. Rather than deport them, which, as a deportation officer, is a major component of his job description, the illegals are coddled and provided for.

They are seen by asylum officers, but regardless of their recommendations a judge still makes a ruling in every case. Those judges invariably rule that the illegals be released, he says. The agents are frustrated that they put their lives on the line every day, with nothing coming as a result. They feel they on their own, fighting an unsupported, losing battle.

Many of the agents are now being temporarily reassigned to “babysitting duty” in Artesia NM, Texas and other locations, sometimes with as little as two days’ notice. They work six day weeks, in 45 day blocs, receiving overtime pay and per diem. Add that to the travel expenses and we are paying an extremely high price for the socialist Democrats’ new illegal voters.

Artesia NM has been converted to an illegal alien induction center. It used to be a training facility, but that was when immigration law meant something. It’s all about getting illegals safely into the shadows now.

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My contact told me he noticed things started to go downhill about the time Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, got arrested for being an illegal alien. There must be something about the Obama’s and immigration law that just doesn’t mix. The law started being overlooked and a trend towards automatic parole and non-prosecution seemed to develop.

He says that even permanent residents who were guilty of serious crimes, including drug dealers, gang members and child abusers, were and still are routinely given relief.

It is agency policy not to arrest any illegals unless they have a criminal history. Even those who have previously been deported are being released under the new Obama guidelines.

He spoke of two of his fellow agents, who are assigned to Atesia, who recently informed him that at that particular location, the agents have been instructed not to use the word “alien.”  They must now refer to the illegals as “customers.” They’re non-paying customers at that.

He spoke of another agent who, on the first day of mandatory relocation to Artesia, was given a credit card and a mission; buy diapers and other sanitary supplies. He hasn’t done much enforcement or anything else since.

In the communities from which the officers have been relocated another problem has developed. Nobody has taken the place of the reassigned agents. What enforcement work the regime still permits is just simply not being done.

He relates how once the illegals are released into the U.S. population, they immediately start applying for every welfare, assistance and entitlement program they can qualify for. The claims that they don’t qualify, at least in his community, are untrue. WIC and other agencies don’t verify citizenship. As usual, they say it’s about the children, so Americans pay up.

He also mentioned the threat of disease, including a chicken pox outbreak and verified that reports of scabies, head lice, TB and Swine Flu are all accurate.

He touched upon the granting of automatic Prosecutorial Discretion and a backlogged court calendar that extends into 2016 as additional frustrations to their enforcement efforts.

His recommendation, which he claims to share with many of his colleagues, is a return to the rule of law. He also feels the position of Asylum Officer is dysfunctional and should be eliminated, with more immigration judges hired in their place.

He reports that the moral within ICE and the Border Patrol is at the lowest it’s ever been.

These brave patriots want to serve their country, they want to protect it. To do so they need the support of those in positions of power and leadership. They cannot do it on their own.

Rick Wells is a conservative author who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us

4 Comments on "Patriotic ICE Agents Frustrated, Forced To Violate Their Oaths to Keep Their Jobs"

  1. “As a former ICE Agent Supervisor…” and of course your first response is to blame the rank and file. So, let’s address fraud waste and abuse: Supervisors with unauthorized take home rides: in my office there are 11 and not 1 meets the criteria, or has in over 18 years I’ve been doing this. But that’s over looked cause I’m sure you had one. AUO abuse: Hmmmm- does paperwork apply ? But wait, that is how all supervisors claim theirs ! Oh wait, and requiring the on-duty shift supervisor to call them twice per shift after duty hours so they can claim 15 mins per call. My AUO has gone up now that we are required to explain and justify it even more. As a FI and DTI I can’t claim AUO on my training days so the average of 3 to 4 hours I work setting up and tearing down the range, transporting back to the office and waiting tio get into my armory plus entering and filing all scores within 72 hours is now 45 act – cool – but not cost effective either when you multiply it by how many FIs and DTIs in the service ? How about Sups with take home rides pulling Agents off shifts to take care of their unauthorized take home rides ? such as routine services – car washes or dispatched to their house to change a tire ?
    Lets talk about enforcement issues now: Agents are NOT allowed to arrest anyone unless they have contact with another law enforcement agency first – period. Even then it better be a serious charge. Even then, theres a pretty good chance they’ll be released. Why ? Policy and Executive orders. Example: prior to El Presidente Obama- say I was doing Fug Ops. While looking for my primary target, I encountered 20 other illegals, I would arrest them and process them for removal. Now, nope – not the one your looking for you let them go. BP bust theirs asses, as much as they are allowed, and ICE releases them as fast as they can. Oh, but Obama has deported more than any president you say ? That’s a lie. While more have been ORDERED deported, more have been granted relief . Manipulation of the numbers is all. Example: 100 people are assigned to Alternatives to Detention and must wear ankle bracletts. ICE claims 100% compliance. Pretty good right ? What they don’t tell you is that 80 cut off the bracletts. Those 80 are “dropped” from the program, but because you still have 20 wearing them, you therefore have 100 % compliance from those still in the program. Details ? I’ve been on numerous, many “No Cost”. With other Agency’s and within. 18 years I have seen the system abused – mostly by supervisors and above. 18 years I have seen the morale in this Agency plummet and the attitude is the same as portrayed by the “Former ICE Agent supervisor” – blame the Agents. None take responsibility, much like Congress or the President, but are quick to blame others to try and hide their own “missappropreation of funds and dishonesty”. The Agents just want to do the job they were hired and swore to do. As our oaths also states “…an honest days wage for an honest days effort”.

  2. Overtime | 07/24/2014 at 3:02 PM |

    I as a former Ice Agent Supervisor disagree with this Agents complaints he acts as if this situations just started how long has he been on the job? this is old news this has been going ooll of this injusticen for years way before Obama took office are you kidding me, has he been doing his job with his eyes closed? what details has he been on? how many? it starts with the border Patrol and it ends up with the Ice Agents on the Ice Agents laps. all were making tons of money between per diem and overtime ad them nd AUO uncontroled overtime but as i understand stand that lugery has been taken away from the Agents. if you are going to blame someone on missaprpresion of funds and dishonstey blame the Agents not the system that has has been broken way before when.

  3. Oh yea quit. Thats your answer. How about you quit your job and wonder how you are going to feed your family. Idiot.

  4. They are not military soldiers! They are federal employees who will be fired for not obeying orders. You’re an uninformed jackass. Put yourself in their shoes. Maybe you wouldn’t mind being fired and not being able to provide for your family. They are frustrated that they cant do the job they were hired to do as a sworn LEO but they are also peo

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