Rare Insight: An ICE Deportation Officer Describes Work Handcuffed by Washington

By Todd Bensman | Center for Immigration Studies

Watching dangerous illegal immigrants walk around free of deportation fear ‘really sucks’

Learning how immigration policy orders streaming out of the new management in Washington actually play out on the front lines is a tough proposition these days. Few in the field are exactly eager to talk about their jobs when they perceive that high-up bosses hate them. That is most especially true of those who work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO) division, the Democratic Party’s favorite whipping boy.