The union representing immigration officials who protect the border against illegal crossings, drug smuggling and human trafficking blasted the White House and the nation’s top labor boss this week for denying their concerns about dangerous border conditions even existing.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka this week angered the rank and file members of the National ICE Council when the labor giant denied the contentious issue had divided many members.
“Unions did have at one point some differences on the [immigration] 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,” Trumka said in an interview with Yahoo! News.
Chris Crane, president of the ICE Council that represents 7,600 border and immigration employees, blasted Trumka and the White House for downplaying their concerns.