The ICE enforcement agents’ union is reporting an incident from earlier this week that illustrates the perverse results of the Obama administration’s DREAM decree and “prosecutorial discretion” policies. An illegal alien, who is described as meeting the criteria for the president’s DREAM amnesty (i.e. under age 30), was arrested and jailed in El Paso, Texas on a domestic assault charge. When ICE agents arrived at the jail for routine inmate screening, the 5’9, 245 lb. illegal alien attempted to escape, and in the process assaulted and injured one of the ICE agents. According to the union statement, ICE managers ordered the criminal alien assaulter released without charges, despite the escape attempt and assault on a federal agent (a felony), not to mention illegal status. Meanwhile, before offering medical treatment to the injured, the agents were questioned by managers regarding possible disciplinary action for their efforts. The injured agent will be restricted from duty for two weeks due to the injuries.
Said union president Chris Crane:
ICE managers didn’t even question the criminal alien but instead ordered that he immediately be released in accordance with the President’s new immigration polices stating that ICE’s mission now is to identify aliens and release them. . . . As an agency we’re just checking boxes in an effort to release everyone we can. Law enforcement, public safety and common sense are all out the window; officers are under orders to ignore the danger signs, even when they witness a possible felony assault of one of our own officers.
No reason this won’t happen here too.