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Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:18:15 AM »

Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee
 


August 22, 2013
 

 

Two top GOP lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to President Barack Obama stating that they have serious reservations regarding the appointment of John Sandweg as the acting director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directorate, according to law enforcement sources in Washington, D.C.

According to the letter signed by House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R- Texas, and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., who chairs the committee’s Oversight Subcommittee, John Sandweg

is a former criminal defense attorney from Arizona who defended convicted murderers, sexual predators and

pedophiles. They also pointed out that Sandweg "fought to free convicts who were locked up for violent offenses."

McCaul and Duncan stated in their biting letter to Obama that Sandweg's record makes him unsuited to head the nation's law enforcement agency that must be prepared to enforce laws that are unpopular with the current White House and many members of both houses of the U.S. Congress.

Sandweg's predecessor, John Morton, was very unpopular with his own agents at ICE and agents with other Homeland Security Department agencies such as the U.S. Border Patrol. In fact, ICE agents through their union gave Morton a unanimous vote of "no confidence."

"We now have an Attorney General [Eric Holder] who as an attorney defended Guantanamo Bay terrorists and now we have an immigration enforcement chief who defended the worst criminals one can imagine. What's next? An FBI director who once defended Mafia members?" asked former New York police officer, Iris Aquino.

While the 38-year-old John Sandweg, worked defending criminals in Arizona he also helped Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raise campaign money for her reelection campaign when she was the governor of Arizona.

Several law enforcement officers question Sandweg's credentials as a law enforcement executive saying he's part of the Obama administration's politicization of yet another federal agency.

The McCaul-Duncan letter states:


“A litany of concerning allegations has been raised against Mr. Sandweg. Perhaps the most concerning is the clear political partisanship displayed throughout his career.

"Despite extensive political experience, Mr. Sandweg's qualifications are critically thin in one area: experience in law enforcement.

“Such a critical agency to our homeland security demands a leader with proven experience, significant managerial acumen, and tested judgment. We fear your choice may possess none.

http://www.examiner.com/article/concerns-grow-over-new-immigration-enforcement-chief-appointee


Another fine choice by Obama to "defend" Americans by defending people who want to come to this country illegally. :shrug:
« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 08:19:09 AM by rangerrebew »
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Offline andy58-in-nh

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Re: Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 08:26:41 AM »
It's almost as though Obama were intentionally choosing the person least qualified and most hostile to the purposes and goals of every Federal agency the President does not like. :whistle:
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Re: Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 08:49:47 AM »
Almost?
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Re: Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 02:28:18 PM »
This guy sounds like he will fit right in with this administration.
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