ICE Melting Down?

ICE may be so confused by the pro-illegal immigration stance of the Obama administration that it's become unable to function.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is demanding answers after a report surfaced that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is facing punishment for arresting an illegal immigrant.

The unidentified agent could face a three-day suspension after he arrested a 35-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who had as many as 10 traffic violations. He was nabbed in Newark, Del.

Sessions is demanding that ICE provide a detailed account of the events involving the agent along with an explanation of why the illegal alien was released and allowed to pose a threat to public safety.

Word of the agent’s pending punishment for simply doing his job has outraged ICE agents.

Chris Crane, who heads the union that represents ICE agents, complains that the new directive on Dreamers is a problem for the agency.

Mr. Crane also sharply criticized the President's new policy that grants "deferred action" to illegal aliens who meet the eligibility criteria for the DREAM Act.  In particular, he warned of wide-spread abuse of the process.  "Prosecutorial discretion for DREAMers," Crane said, "is solely based on the individual's claims.  Our orders are: if an alien says they went to high school, then let them go; if they say they have a GED, then let them go.  Officers have been told that there is no burden for the alien to prove anything. .... At this point, we do not understand why DHS has any criteria at all, as there is no requirement or burden to prove anything on the part of the alien.  We believe a significant number of people who are not DREAMers are taking advantage of this practice to avoid arrest."

Another case of America's best interest being sold out in favor of the president's reelection bid.