ICE Union President: ‘Disproportionate Number of Criminals’ Entering US

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart, April 3, 2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement union president Chris Crane told reporters on Wednesday that the Mexican drug cartels’ influence inside the United States has been “almost completely absent” from the immigration reform debate but needs more attention.

“I mean, if these folks coming over here taking work, we know that the drug cartels’ troops and the soldiers are all within the interior of the United States as are many other criminal elements and criminal individuals,” Crane said on a conference call with media. “There are people coming here for this to be a land of opportunity and there are people coming here because this is a target of opportunity. We believe there is a very disproportionate number of criminals coming into the United States.”

Crane also said that “the majority of people we encounter are in possession of fraudulent documents, documents such as fake Social Security cards with real U.S. citizens’ Social Security numbers on them.”


Crane said this administration’s political leadership, including President Barack Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE director John Morton have hamstrung law enforcement agents from being able to do their jobs, and have made it impossible for ICE agents to enforce existing immigration law.


Crane pointed out that border security is only a part of any law enforcement solution that should be included in any immigration reform package. The Border Patrol enforces the law at the border, but ICE is supposed to enforce immigration law throughout the interior of the U.S., he said, but no current plans being proposed address that issue. Crane said that, without a comprehensive enforcement solution that will include allowing ICE agents to enforce current law, immigration problems will not ever be solved.


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  • Bobby

    And the fact that the ICE President is being ignored in favor of sycophantic beaurorats like Napolitano, proves that we have traitors in high places. PERIOD.

    • White Mom in WDC

      So true. Many of our leaders do not care what is in the best interests for our country.

    • Shattered

      When the Democrats are ready to cut entitlement programs like Social Security but won’t touch more than $1.03 trillion a year in pure welfare, you know we have a problem.

  • The__Bobster

    Don’t worry. Obongo said he would deport the criminal aliens. The problem is that ALL of them are criminals.

  • So CAL Snowman

    How long before Chris Crane is labeled as a “racist bigot” by the MSM and then conveniently commits suicide?

  • Chip Awafalls

    This will be the rare union president that Leftists hate. Despite having nearly unparalleled insight on immigration due to his position, he will be denounced by some Leftists as racist for merely stating the obvious.

  • Greg Thomas

    Crane also said that “the majority of people we encounter are in possession of fraudulent documents, documents such as fake Social Security cards with real U.S. citizens’ Social Security numbers on them.”

    This alone is reason enough to deport the 25 million illegal invaders we have currently
    squatting on our soil. They are ALL criminals, who deserve nothing but deportation.

  • bigone4u

    Patriotic men who tell the truth are dangerous to the power elite that have the nation in its vice grip. Will he keep his job? Will they succeed in shutting him up through threats and intimidation or blackmail? Or like the men of Seal Team 6 will he sadly have a fatal accident? Most likely, unless he is a fighter, they’ll shut him up and this will be his last press conference. But in a genocidal war on whites directed by Washington, one more dead body is nothing.

  • freddy_hills

    If he’s not careful they’ll get rid of him like they got rid of Patreus. I guarantee they’re rummaging through his garbage right now looking for something.

  • Felix_M

    Ain’t never going to happen. Our “leaders” are going to sacrifice the American public for political gain. This should surprise no one.

  • alas

    Considering their illegal immigrants, obviously the number of criminals is disproportionate. They’re all bloody criminals!

  • Cartel’s are here,bad time to be a proscutor!!!!

  • steve1red

    Hispanics bring drugs into the United States. They sell them. They transport them around the country. They launder money for drug dealers. They’re trying to turn the US into the same type of narco state that Mexico is.