The union representing members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement can no longer support President Donald Trump, as they think his immigration policies are too similar to former President Barack Obama.
The National ICE Council was one of the first federal employees’ unions to endorse Trump, the other being the Border Patrol union, but union president Chris Crane said recently that the organization can no longer support the president on immigration.
"They’re still playing by the same failed playbook," Crane told Quartz in a recent interview. "They can’t change and they can’t innovate."
Crane added that Trump promised the union that he would come up with an immigration plan involving people with detention and removal experience, but has yet to actually do so.
"They said they would work with boots on the ground people in the field and they didn’t do it."
He also said that the union has "had absolutely no input” on current immigration strategy or who should be appointed to lead the agency. Career border patrol agent Ron Vitiello was named on June 30, but Crane said, "no one even asked us about him," and saying this was “another broken promise" from the White House.
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