New York, January 15, 2012 The only thing to relax for such US immigrants who have been tracked for unlawful activities as illegitimate border crossing, teaming up with criminals or involving in other undesirable activities, is that their deportation can delay by some weeks. While the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is all set to tighten its jaws over immigrants with evidence of being involved in undesirable acts, a dispute arisen following the denial of union to let its 7000 field agents to attend the training on this policy makeover, may eventually be the reason for delay in its implementation.
The union’s denial was post union president’s comment that the amendment in policy has only complicated its understanding for the agents and thus, its enforcement is made difficult. Registering his grievance to couple of news & media agencies, Union President Mr. Crane’s remark was clearly in favour of immigrants, referring and slamming the way ICE has been deporting immigrants every year.
As shocking evidence, it has been revealed that only few of the immigrants out of those 400,000 annually deported individuals, can genuinely be called anti-social or criminals. Majority of them either don’t have a criminal record or quite minor in nature. Mr. Crane adds that by including such amendments for foreigners, the ICE higher-ups are jeopardizing stay of immigrants in US.
However, the ICE officers have their say on this. Calling the decision of policy makers as sensible, and reiterating its objective to be a pro in public safety & in reducing the risk of violation of immigration laws, one of the officers insisted Mr. Crane should rather promote union members to go for the one day training. This officer, Chris Shanahan, also feels this is how his colleague officers have got a better perspective of this aspect which is crucial enough for nation’s internal security & the significance of keeping away the aliens from any sort of indulgence in criminal doings.
This recent development may certainly be threatening news for immigrants in US however the ongoing turmoil may obviously delay implementation of the new policy. On one hand where the immigration officials look all geared up to bring in this stringency, the Union President’s standpoint can compel Congress to bring a policy improvisation before it gets in place. This wait is definitely soothing for US immigrants but not for everyone out there; those with criminal evidences should anyways get ready for the adieu.