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Immigration

Donald Trump Hears Out ICE Union Chief

Written by Joe Scudder

By calling the union president, Trump makes it clear that he hears ICE union complaints about being betrayed.

The ICE union has been complaining that Donald Trump has not been giving them the backup that they need to do their job. Trump has now begun to address the issue by calling the ICE union chief and hearing what he has to say. If there are problems with people left in charge of ICE, it looks like he is going to do what is necessary to address those problems.

The Washington Times reports, “Trump calls ICE union chief after complaints of betrayal.

President Trump has reached out to the country’s deportation officers and asked for a meeting after their union president, Chris Crane, wrote a letter expressing disappointment in the slow pace of change at Homeland Security.

In the Nov. 13 letter, first reported by The Washington Times, Mr. Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, said what was happening at the government’s chief interior immigration enforcement agency was “an embarrassment.”

Mr. Crane told the president of officers ordered to remove bullet proof vests for fear of angering illegal immigrants, and of dysfunction within agency leadership.

The ICE Council endorsed Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign and had anticipated having an open line of communication but Mr. Crane said that hasn’t happened, blaming the president’s aides for shutting stifling the relationship.

“Attempts to communicate concerns to you and requests for meetings with you are simply ignored,” Mr. Crane wrote, saying the union felt “betrayed.”

Read the entire Washington Times story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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