In part four for his exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, National ICE Council President Chris Crane highlighted major immigration-related challenges currently facing the United States, including understaffing at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and grandstanding by the so-called Gang of Eight.
ICE has only about 5,000 officers dedicated to enforcing immigration laws nationally, compared to the 10,000 officers that make up the Los Angeles Police Department, Crane said.
“We have nearly four and a half million visa overstayers in our country,” Crane said. “Five thousand officers and agents can’t deal with those kinds of numbers. … [It's] politics, politics politics over public safety.”
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