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Veteran ICE Officer Could Be Fired for Not Releasing Illegal Immigrant

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A veteran Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who refused to release an illegal immigrant because he was not considered a priority target faces suspension and potential termination, Fox News reports.

“They’re punishing law enforcement officers who are just trying to uphold U.S. law” Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, told Fox News.

Investigating a car that had a license plate flagged for illegal immigration activity in Newark,  Del.,  led to the arrest of a 35-year-old immigrant from Mexico. It turned out he was not who agents thought he was, but the officer refused to release the subject, saying the man was in the country illegally, FOX reported.

Top ICE officials ordered the release, saying the suspect was not a priority.

Justice Dept. Review of CIA Detainee Abuse to Focus on Small Number of Cases

This will continue to be a political hot potato. But it seems that the Justice Dept. should look into cases in which CIA employees went beyond the guidelines of interrogation.

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By Carrie Johnson, Jerry Markon and Julie Tate
Washington Post Staff Writers
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s review of detainee abuse by the CIA will focus on a very small number of cases, including at least one in which an Afghan prisoner died at a secret facility, according to two sources briefed on the matter.

On Friday, seven former CIA directors urged President Obama to end the inquiry, arguing that it would inhibit intelligence operations in the future and demoralize agency employees who believed they had been cleared by previous investigators.

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