We’re wishing good luck to ICE chief, Sarah R. Saldana, who has to explain to Congress today why deportations of illegals have taken a nose dive, while at the same time appearing to be supportive of her boss, President Obama. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.
Due to a tricky “set of circumstances and pressures from all sides,” not to mention having to take hundreds (maybe thousands?) of ICE officers off the border last year to babysit the influx of illegal children arriving last year, Saldana is going to have her work cut out for her.
According to the Washington Times, The federal government’s chief deportation agency has seen its success plummet under President Obama, and its chief, Sarah R. Saldana, will tell Congress on Tuesday that they’ve had trouble adapting to the changing face of illegal immigration and a lack of cooperation from both American cities and from foreign countries.”
Republicans ain’t buying it.
“Over the past six years, President Obama has steadily dismantled the interior enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte. “Under the Obama administration’s watch, the apprehension, detention, and removal of unlawful and criminal aliens has dramatically declined. Altogether, the actions taken by this administration undermine the rule of law, make our communities less safe, and place ICE officers in harm’s way.”“Ms. Saldana is likely to face a severe grilling over the troubles at her agency. Republicans said it amounts to a “failure” on the agency’s top priority.”
I guess that depends on the definition of “failure.” If you’re trying to avoid deporting anyone then I’d say the agency is doing a pretty good job.