ICE Agents Relieved at Trump's Plan to Hire 15,000 New Agents

Photo: Charles Reed

Photo: Charles Reed

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are reportedly relieved at President Donald Trump's pledge to increase the number of ICE agents by 15,000.

ICE's Enforcement and Removal Force (ERO) are vastly outnumbered. The current ratio of agents to illegal immigrants is 1 to 2,200.

Chris Crane, the president of the union representing ICE agents, said on Wednesday:

During my career at ICE I have never had the opportunity to commend a sitting U.S. president, or DHS secretary, but I’m doing so today. Amidst all the hammering from the media, and protests from special interest groups, President Trump and Secretary (John) Kelly haven’t wavered, but instead continued steadfast in their support of the rule of law and our officers in the field.


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