“As I’ve told our officers and employees from the beginning, I trust this President and I know he’s going to keep his word and help us drain this swamp,” Crane continued. “He hasn’t forgotten us. He’s just busy running the country. The fact that he would take time out of his hectic schedule to call me should be proof of that. With all the bashing President Trump gets from the media, I hope American’s see the real Donald Trump that I know. A President who will take the time to personally call an ICE Officer to find out what’s going on. This is the President ICE Officers endorsed.”
Earlier this month, the National ICE Council president launched JICReport.com, a website for ICE whistleblowers to report issues within the agency they believe need to be made public. Crane said he believes the site will expose “corruption and gross mismanagement with ICE.” He hopes the site can eventually include whistleblowers from all agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“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,” Crane expressed. “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.”
One of the union’s grievances alleges that ICE managers are requiring officers to remove their bulletproof vests during immigration raids. Another states that the acting ICE director is taking cars from field officers to give to ICE managers.
Crane said he was happy to receive the call from President Trump and is now working with the White House scheduler to set up the promised meeting.