Unionized Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents are speaking out against the White House immigration reform plan and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Agents claim the White House has completely shut them out of discussions about how immigration reform will affect the safety of agents, specifically of those working along the dangerous southwest Border with Mexico.
"We went directly to the Obama administration as well as the AFL-CIO with real matters of life and death for unionized American law enforcement officers and they shunned us," explained Crane, "we're talking about 50,000 AFL-CIO affiliate members. We asked both the AFL-CIO and President Obama for help with corruption within our respective Federal law enforcement agencies, climbing officer suicide rates, assaults against officers, and perhaps most alarming, offenses against pregnant female employees. Following the White House meeting, the Obama Administration cut us off. Cecilia Munoz refuses to correspond with us, and President Trumka hasn't so much as made one public comment fighting for the safety of AFL-CIO federal law enforcement officers. He just doesn't speak on behalf of our union workers."
As usual, Trumka is standing behind Obama will full support, but doesn't have the full support of the union members he claims to represent.
Regarding President Obama's recent speech on immigration reform, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was quoted yesterday by YAHOO NEWS! as stating "Unions did have at one point some differences on the issue, but the entire labor movement is entirely behind this now. We'll be at the table the whole time this thing is being developed to make sure it meets the needs of workers."
Unionized ICE Agents, however, respectfully say, "No President Trumka, there are still differences within the AFL-CIO, and you don't speak for us."
Munoz, the radical former senior vice president of La Raza, is leading Obama's efforts to streamline 11 million illegal immigrants to full legal citizenship. She was put in charge of domestic policy a year ago. As a reminder, this is the kind of behavior La Raza supports, particularly when it comes to "immigration reform."
The radicals are in charge and the guys enforcing the border are being shunned. Fantastic.
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