ICE agents filed a lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton. The ICE lawsuit maintains the Obama administration’s “deferred action” and “prosecutorial discretion” order results in a command that ICE officers violate their oath to uphold federal law, ABC WDHN News reports.
The ICE lawsuit is brought by 10 ICE agents and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer’s union president, Chris Crane. Additional plaintiffs in the Jane Napolitano lawsuit filed by ICE employees include David A. Engle, Anastasia Marie Carroll, Ricardo Diaz, Lorenzo Garza, Felix Luciano, Tre Rebstock, Fernando Silva, Samuel Martin, and James D. Doebler.
The immigration lawsuit seeks an injunction against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s directive to refrain from removing illegal aliens from the United States, according to lawsuit documents republished by NumbersUSA.
The ICE lawsuit against Janet Napolitano’s office has the support of Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. Excerpts from Senator Sessions’ statement about the ICE immigration lawsuit:
“It is a sad day when our nation’s law enforcement officers are left with no recourse but to file a suit against the administration and its political appointees. America was poised to make great progress on immigration enforcement – after Congress was forced into action by the American public – but the President’s unilateral pursuit of far-reaching amnesty has not only undermined this progress but reversed it.”
Senator Sessions also maintains that an ICE agent faces suspension because he allegedly arrested a 35-year-old illegal alien with reported ties to a fugitive and multiple misdemeanor citations. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is representing the immigration officers and union president in the ICE lawsuit against Janet Napolitano’s office and ICE Director John Morton. The ICE immigration lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Texas court.