ICE agents suing Obama administration
(Chris Durden) Ten U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees are suing the Obama administration with the help of Kansas’ Secretary of State.
Kris Kobach, who is also an immigration adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is representing the employees. The 22-page lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Dallas.
The employees are seeking to block a program that allows young illegal immigrants avoid deportation. “The Directive is an extension of the DREAM Act, which was rejected by Congress, and aims to grant an amnesty to 1.7 million illegal aliens. It violates federal immigration laws that require certain aliens to be placed in removal proceedings,” Kobach said in a statement.
In June, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and President Barack Obama said some illegal immigrants could received a work permit for up to two years.