ICE Agents Union to AFL-CIO President Trumka: ‘You Don’t Speak for Us’

The ICE Agents union responded forcefully to AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka’s assertion Tuesday that “unions did have at one point some differences” but “the entire labor movement is entirely behind” the president’s immigration reform agenda now.

“No President Trumka, there are still differences within the AFL-CIO, and you don’t speak for us,” the ICE union dispatched in a press release this week.

According to the union, an AFL-CIO affiliate — currently suing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, ICE Director John Morton, and U.S. Customs and Immigration Services Director Mayorkas over the administration’s changes to immigration policy, which they say prevents them from enforcing the law — the ICE Agents union has been barred from AFL-CIO discussions regarding the union’s stance on immigration policy.

They note the administration and lawmakers have also left them out of the policy debate.

Chris Crane, National ICE Council president, which reportedly represents about 7,000 ICE agents, officers and employees called the exclusion of de facto immigration experts under the AFL-CIO’s organizational umbrella “shocking.”

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  • 1jam

    In a dictatorship, you ignore your opposition. if they continue to stir things up, you alert The Gestapo to take care of arranging for an accident, or a free train ride. Remember the original Gestapo’s motto, “we have ways of making you cooperate”.

    • Delores109

      I have my own saying. Buzz off, Obama. You are a weakling with guns around you. That is why we are keeping the 2nd Amendmnent.
      You will not get the Revolution that you seek, but you will be convicted of TREASON.
      Delores Smith
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  • Delores109

    You are the greatest!
    Delores Smith
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