President Obama has yet to respond to a letter from the head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents union requesting that ICE agents take part in the administration’s discussions on immigration reform.
National ICE Council President Chris Crane wrote to Obama in February saying the members of his AFL-CIO affiliate union “understand the nation’s broken immigration system arguably better than any,” the Daily Caller reported.
However, according to the article, Crane has not received a response from the White House:
“We are concerned to see that President Obama is urging Congress to rush immigration legislation when he has still not acknowledged or replied to our letter from 6 weeks ago asking that ICE officers be allowed to meet with the White House to discuss immigration policy,” the National ICE Council President Chris Crane said in a letter.
“We would hope that the nation’s chief executive would be willing to meet with the immigration officers who risk their lives every day to uphold the rule of law,” Crane added, claiming that while activists and business interests have been invited to discuss the future of immigration with the executive, his union has been left out.