(New York Times) These are hectic days for the federal deportation officer who has made it his single-minded mission to stop a bipartisan bill to overhaul the immigration system that is making its way through the Senate.
The officer, Chris Crane, heads the union of immigration enforcement agents. Obama administration officials become exasperated at the mere mention of his name.
Recently, Mr. Crane testified about the bill in the House Judiciary Committee, securing his record as the most frequent witness on Capitol Hill during this year’s immigration debate and the favorite expert of conservative critics of the Senate measure. Once again, his warnings were categorical and dire.
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"Americans should understand that this legislation only guarantees legal status for illegal aliens, including serious criminals," Mr. Crane said. "It contains no promise of solving our nation’s immigration problems."