ICE Union President to Trump: What’s happening at ICE is an embarrassment to the American people and a stab in the back to the men and women of law enforcement

ICE Council President Chris Crane stumps for then candidate Donald Trump before 20k at a rally in Madison, Alabama on 2/28/2016. The National ICE Council later endorsed Trump for President, the first endorsement of any political candidate in the organization’s history.

Candidate Donald Trump and his staff promised ICE Officers that they would work directly with them to restore order within ICE after a grueling eight years of anti-law enforcement sentiment and all out hatred toward ICE Officers from within the Obama administration, which literally left ICE Officers with the lowest morale in the entire federal government according to government surveys.

But ICE Officers grudgingly admit that the only President they ever endorsed hasn’t kept his word, and many officers now feel betrayed.

While officers view the President’s position on enforcement as courageous, the Trump administration has left all of the Obama managers and leadership in place, a group that ICE Officers know after the last eight years to be completely incompetent, corrupt and anti-enforcement.

While President Trump did create an uptick in morale at ICE through his support of enforcement operations, tensions are on the rise between Trump’s army of Obama holdovers and boots on the ground officers in the field, as behind the scenes Obama holdovers continue to undermine law enforcement operations and wage war against their own law enforcement officers.

“The Trump administration isn’t working with us at all, and that’s the sad truth of it,” said Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council, which represents approximately 6,000 ICE Officers nationwide.  “We have written commitments that the White House would be working directly with us every day, but it’s not happening.”

Crane cautions, however, that it’s hard to know what the President actually knows.

“His staff has told us that they refuse to give the President our messages and they refuse to set up a meeting with the President. I’m telling our guys to give the President the benefit of the doubt until we find out if the President is even aware of what’s happening. I think he’s a man of his word. I think he’s going to work with us.”

And America is about to find out if President Trump is a man of his word who truly cares about law enforcement, as ICE Officers are now attempting to communicate with the President publicly to bypass those who are fighting to keep ICE Officers out.

National ICE Council President Chris Crane has launched a website aimed at exposing corruption and gross mismanagement within ICE (, which he hopes will quickly expand to doing the same throughout the entire Department of Homeland Security.

No other group of federal employees has ever launched such an effort to bring transparency and curb government corruption. “As employees, military veterans and law enforcement officers we are ashamed of the problems that plague these federal agencies; we are ashamed of ICE leadership. We are ashamed of a Congress that just looks the other way and appears complicit. It’s time for transparency, it’s time to drain the swamp as the President committed to do,” said Crane.

Crane’s full letter and specific requests to President Trump can be viewed here.

34 Comments on "ICE Union President to Trump: What’s happening at ICE is an embarrassment to the American people and a stab in the back to the men and women of law enforcement"

  1. I think this site is awesome. Keep it up. I think this will be beneficial to our employees – get their duty laundry out.

  2. Glad to see this getting some much needed attention and I am quite pleased to see this website – I’ll support it on social media. I wish we had one for the FBI, CIA, IRS, DHS and the DOJ, too.

  3. I am a Deportation Officer for ICE and is the truth that we are still strugling to do our jobs, those Obamist that remain in power thru out many ICE offices are working hard to disrupt the plan of Trumpnto enforce Immigration laws, so sad!

  4. I hope the President sees this because the deep state is stopping his agenda.

  5. This is a great site! Keep up the good work, the American people are WITH you, even if you feel discouraged. Thank you in advance for all your enforcement efforts.

  6. In my opinion we went from arresting someone here illegally and processing them in less than an hour to now taking several hours per person. The added red tape and bureaucracy seemed to have exponentially increased in the previous administrations and have remained to this day. Charges that were used effectively to deport someone in the past like domestic battery and weapons charges have been watered down in our judicial system to the point that they are now almost useless for the purpose of immigration enforcement. Local police arrest criminals everyday with just a two to three page arrest report required from them. In contrast we are required to create an alien file containing hundreds of pages in some instances. Police arrest are of a criminal nature and ours are administrative so why the added burdens? If you really want to look at the deep state look no further than the bureaucratic stumbling blocks left behind by previous administrations.

  7. You needed to do this especially if the Senate confirms a certain lady as the head of DHS and a gentleman the head of ICE. Both helped Obama / Bush dismantle our laws.

  8. “His staff has told us that they refuse to give the President our messages”.

    Who?! Name these people, please! Do not make or expect the general citizenry to dig for this info. Provide names and positions with specific statements or acts that demonstrate the obstruction. The people of this country will get a great deal accomplished for this cause if they aren’t perpetually left in the dark. We want to know who these folks are!

  9. FloridaResident | November 15, 2017 at 11:54 am |

    The Drudge Report linked to an online article about this website in the Washington Times today. Drudge’s link text: “BORDER BATTLE: ICE agents rebel, say Trump ‘betrayed’ them leaving Obama people in place…”

  10. What a great site, you should have a sit down with hannity i know Trump watches his show

  11. Michele Cabot | November 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm |

    The American people want to be aware of what ICE, is experiencing and we insist that President Trump make these issues a PRIORITY IN HIS ADMINISTRATION! We are not safe in this country if ICE, cannot do their jobs effectively!

  12. I just visited your website after reading about it on another news site, and I as an American Citizen, am glad that you are exposing the lack of support you are getting from management and administration officials. You all have a very important job to do and as Americans we are proud of the job that you do, knowing that the politics involved are counter to your dangerous mission. Only by exposing that political corruption can we gain support and courage to change it.
    I myself have tried to make your job easier by soliciting and dispersing citizen thoughts on how to decrease the invasion of illegal immigrants into our country.
    One such idea is to use the Army Corps of Engineers and Navy Seabees to build our Southern Border Wall. They have some of the world’s very best engineers, technicians and builders. They could build The Wall quicker, better and cheaper than paid contractors. The cost of The Wall could be paid for through the defense budget as a training expense. That cost could then be reimbursed to the Treasury through other means such as charging aliens more for the amounts they send back to their home countries.
    I have floated this idea and others to main stream media outlets, social media outlets, Numbers USA and other commentators who claim to support building The Wall and have also tried a Whitehouse Petition. I have received no response from any of the people contacted. So I understand your frustration.
    Saying one thing publicly and acting or privately supporting the opposite later is very common for the media and political figures. We are on to them as citizens and we understand that their ultimate goal is for us to give up on our concerns. I’m thinking that they want you to do the same. So I pray that your organization continues the fight to protect the American people and to expose the political corruption despite the roadblocks that you face. Our Nation’s constitutional stability and freedoms depend on your efforts. Thank you.

  13. Dennis Killeen | November 15, 2017 at 2:47 pm |

    Please put your link or info on Twitter to ensure the president sees it.

  14. Doris Goldstein | November 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm |

    You have massive support among the Deplorables!
    Great web site! Keep the pressure on. You might have to stage a walk-out or something to get Trump’s attention.

  15. This site is a great idea , I hope your members will list the names of the holdovers and document the scenarios that confirm obstruction. Questionable ethics are cause for indefinite suspension under NDA even arrest.

  16. Outrageous that those Obama holdovers keep preventing our great ice officers from doing their job. I know Trump is not omnipresent, and that their alot of people in power whom will prevent him from knowing this, but I hope that enought noice can be made so Trump can hear this, and find some pro law leaders whom can correct this disaster. Keep your voices strong ice, and thank you for everything you do/ trying to do.

  17. Start a petition on – I would sign it!

  18. I was told exactly this by a border patrol agent just two months ago while I was in a mountainous area of extreme southern New Mexico. He said he took an oath to uphold the constitution and was going to do exactly that despite what the supervisors want. I encouraged him to anonymously contact a conservative news/radio organization to tell them his story.

  19. Yes, we are with all Law Enforcement Officers,& I pray that President Trump reads your letter, takes it to heart & sees to it that all the crooked managers, etc.,& any other problems you guys might have, are totally done away with! God bless you all & thank you very much for your service & your sacrifice!!

  20. Start a twitter campaign. His favourite communications platform. Let your President know (I’m Australian). Bypass the Obama holdovers

  21. Keep fighting the swamp. It’ll get drained at some point.

  22. Absolutely no more leaks at the border!
    We need to get rid of the agents that don’t want to follow federal law and regulations etc.period.Obama is no longer in power and control.

  23. Thank you one and all for your service to keep our country safe. I agree with Chris in that the President probably doesn’t even know what is going on. There are still so many in the house that are fighting against him. Don’t give up please!

  24. Barbara Griffith | November 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm |

    i think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson needs to be relieved of his job as well as McMasters, both people are working to undermine the Presidents agenda. Everything that I have read about both people stinks to high heaven. Tillerson didn’t even want the job until his wife talked him into it he needs to be replaced with Ambassador John Bolton which I believe would do a good job for the President. Start removing ALL of the Obama holdovers no matter what jobs they are holding onto. Not having the jobs filled is worth the wait just so these crooks are removed. That in itself would put a stop to lot of the back stabbing going on

  25. Daniel McMahon | November 17, 2017 at 6:31 pm |

    I hope that it as simple as the President doesn’t know his word is not being honored.
    Borders are extremely important to maintain the sovereignty of the USA.
    The law must be enforced.
    And I am very disappointed that Mr.Trump gave DACA to Congress!!!
    I am sure that means amnesty.
    I hope I am wrong on this one.
    I hope your ICE gets the tools needed to do the job as planned and promised.
    Thank You and your members for your commitment to making America safe again and for the good work you are doing in spite of these obstacles.



  28. ICE has removed numerous criminal illegal aliens from Suffolk County, NY & I am thankful.

  29. IS OBAMA STILL the PRESIDENT ..?? With his army of traitors still hard at work??
    READING THIS CRAP about what’s going on – tells me that if they’re not going to charge Obama with any of the crime(s)he’s openly committed against us, then we need to throw his azz OUT OF THIS COUNTRY and make it to where he can never get back in!! HE’S DOING NOTHING, BUT INTERFERING TO UNDERMINE OUR PRESIDENT, and will continue to do so, IF NOT STOPPED!! I AM SO SORRY for you agents having to deal with still. Please, tell us citizens what we can do to help ..

  30. Heather Bostick | November 19, 2017 at 4:00 am |

    I think this website is a great idea I hope you succeed in your effort. I believe in our president and it makes me feel good to see you giving him the benefit of doubt, so many are refusing to do that. Where a person stands when its difficult matters and we all must stand now and stand strong. God bless all of you. I am writing a letter to President Trump on this issue and I encourage everyone who reads this to do the same. Thank you for your commitment to our country.

  31. Trump isn’t perfect, but I believe he will keep his word if these brave ICE patriots can successfully bend his ear! Don’t give up; the future of our country is at stake!

  32. Donald J. Trump ( @ realDonaldTrump) | Twitter
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    Join me in sending this to President Trump. One voice won’t be heard. Only the squeaky wheel gets the oil.

  33. I will share this link with friends and family. Praying for you all. God bless!

  34. I’m a Trump voter. If the POTUS wanted to know about the numbers of arrests and deportations, all he’d have to do is ask. Sadly, I don’t think he wants to know. He had the useless John Kelly – supposedly a tough guy ex-general – at DHS. Kelly did nothing. Now the post is vacant and Trump barely gives a darn. Instead he’s talking about a DACA amnesty, which is BS, b/c it’ll be a MASS amnesty for tens of millions. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. What ever happened to the talk of shipping the ‘bad hombres’ TF out of here?

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