ICE Director: Officers Must Carry Cards to Help Them Keep Their Immigration Priorities Straight

Susan Jones, CNS News, April 14, 2015

There was a bit of show and tell Tuesday on Capitol Hill, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana told the House Judiciary Committee about her department’s efforts to enforce immigration law while also following the more lenient policies outlined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last November.

“We have actually put out real substantial training on this, sir,” Saldana told Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). “And every officer uses one of these cards, which clearly outlines those priorities.”

Saldana held up one of the cards.

“And quite frankly, I carry it myself–and try to make sure that each of these priorities . . . the first one is outlined on the front, the second and third priorities  on the back,” she said, as she flipped the card over. “Again, trying to make an effort to clarify for law enforcement where our priorities should be.”

Saldana said she has directed her staff to raise any questions about the Obama administration’s immigration priorities up the chain of command.

“I have met with every one of the Field Office directors in the country by video. I have directed them that if they have any questions, they are to raise it up their chain and ultimately to me–who bears the ultimate responsibility for the appropriate enforcement of those priorities.”

As outlined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in the Nov. 20, 2014 memo, the three immigration enforcement priorities include Priority 1, aliens who threaten national security, border security and public safety; Priority 2, aliens convicted of three or more  misdemeanor offenses or a “significant misdemeanor,” as well as recent border-jumpers; and Priority 3, aliens who have been issued a final order of removal on or after Jan. 1, 2014.

Millions of illegal aliens who do not fall into one of those three categories may now remain in the United States without fear of deportation as long as Obama is president.


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  • You need a whole card to tell you just to stand back and let ’em stream in?

  • superlloyd

    More African type chaos in government policy thanks to that criminal, incompetent mulatto, muslim usurper.


    “Again, trying to make an effort to clarify for law enforcement where our priorities should be.” – You would think “law enforcement’s” priority would be to, you know, enforce the law. But that’s just my pre-Kenyanization thinking, I guess?

  • evilsandmich

    Reminds me of pilots during the Vietnam war who had to carry ROE cheat sheets with them (I’ve heard of similar tales more recently as well). Obviously no way to conduct a war of any sort, especially on one’s own border.

  • Light from the East

    Law enforcement is no longer law enforcement. DHS (homeland security) is DHI (homeland invasion) now.

  • how about this

    “Priority 1, aliens who threaten national security, border security and public safety”

    Defending public safety requires arresting more Blacks and Hispanics than Whites, therefore public safety is a racist concept. I propose replacing our police forces with experts in the ancient art of divination. They will consult the tea leaves and let us know when a criminal is about to victimize us, so that we can run away screaming in a peaceful and culturally considerate manner. We can hire Professor Sibyl Trelawney, featured in the Harry Potter series of documentary films, to educate these new protectors of our welfare.

  • Eagle1212

    As long as we have our borders open, we’ll still have the illegal invasion continue to grow bigger and bigger, sheer stupidity at it’s best.