The head of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers said in a statement Friday afternoon that Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan will endanger American communities.
“ICE officers on the front lines are witnessing a deluge of illegal immigration unlike anything we have seen before,” said Chris Crane, president of the National Immigration And Customs Enforcement Council. The union has endorsed Donald Trump, Crane continued on to say.
“Our officers are being ordered to release recent border-crossers with no idea what their intentions are or what they are planning. Gang members, drug cartels and violent smugglers are taking advantage of the situation and threatening American communities,” he said.
“The influx is overwhelming public resources, especially in poor communities — including Hispanic communities and immigrant communities bearing the economic brunt of the illegal immigration surge. Hillary’s pledge for ‘open borders’ will mean disaster for our country, and turn the present border emergency into a catacylsm. Hillary’s plan would unleash violent cartels and brutal transnational gangs into US communities and cause countless preventable deaths,” the ICE officer added.
A report released Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for decreased immigration, highlighted the increase of multi-national immigration gangs in the U.S., such as MS-13. CIS wrote, “Over a 10-year period (2005-2014) ICE arrested approximately 4,000 MS-13 members, leaders, and associates. This represents about 13 percent of all gang members they arrested nationwide (31,000) during that period.”
Federal statistics show that “92 percent of the MS-13 affiliated aliens arrested were illegal aliens. Of those, 16 percent had entered illegally at least twice.” The report also continued to say, “While MS-13 affiliated aliens made up 13 percent of all the arrests, they accounted for 35 percent of the murderers arrested by ICE.”