Trump endorsed by immigration officers
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday now has the backing of the union that represents 5,000 federal immigration officers and law enforcement support staff.The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council made its first endorsement for a candidate running for an elected office, the Trump campaign said Monday.
Chris Crane, the president of the National ICE Council, described the men and women of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the "last line of defense for American communities."
"Our 5,000 officers, underfunded and undermanned, are responsible for enforcing immigration laws in a nation of 320 million people," Crane said in a statement.
"Our officers come into daily contact with many of the most dangerous people in the world - cartel members, gang members, weapons traffickers, murder suspects, drug dealers, suspects of violent assault - yet ICE Officers are unable to arrest or are forced to release many of the most dangerous back into U.S. communities due to unscrupulous political agendas and corrupt leaders."
Crane slammed President Obama for implementing "unconstitutional executive orders" and criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for embracing them.