Janet Napolitano Gets Sued by ICE, 10 agents filed suit today Finally! CRANE V. NAPOLITANO LAWSUIT FILED BREAKING NEWS: AS REORTED BY FOX NEWS Reporters: Megan Kelly Show Shannon Bream Thursday, August 23, 2012 Heads of The Department of Homeland Security, (DHS) gets sued, suit filed! ICE agents filed suit against Secretary Janet Napolitano. The suit was filed by a group of agents from Immigration Customs and Enforcement, (ICE) against high level officials. In the complaint it is alleged that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton have issued directives forcing agents to break federal laws and violate their oath to protect our country, specifically when it comes to efforts to deport illegal immigrants. The Agents say that they believe that decisions by top DHS officials are putting them and all Americans at risk. Due to two directives that essentially tell them to let illegal immigrants go unless they are high priority targets like convicted felons. The suit says agents are being forced, “…to violate federal law… Commands ICE officers to violate their oaths to uphold and support federal law… unconstitutionally usurps and encroaches upon the legislative powers of Congress… and violates the obligation of the executive branch to faithfully execute the law, as required by… the United States Constitution.” In a statement by Chris Crane the President of the National ICE Council, he said, “We fully anticipate that this administration is going to come down on them like a sledge hammer. I mean these are federal employees they have no protections and we’re ‘very’ concerned that retaliation is going to take place against these folks and they could also lose the ability to support their families just for filing this law suit. So let me tell you, this is not something that we take lightly at all.” Administration officials say they are acting lawful and within their authority and point to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Arizona immigration law, you remember a key portion was upheld but others struck down. In that opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote this: ARIZONA V. U.S. June 25, 2012 “Discretion in the enforcement of immigration law embraces immediate human concerns. Unauthorized workers trying to support their… families for example likely possess less danger than alien smugglers or aliens who commit a serious crime.” So giving the government some room for digression we have asked DHS for comment. They are reviewing the law suit and if we hear back from them we’ll let you know. ---- ICE Agents v. Napolitano: Read the Complaint https://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/august-23-2012/ice-agents-v-napolitano-read-complaint.html "On August 23, 2012, a group of 10 ICE agents and officers, led by ICE Council president Chris Crane, filed suit against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton seeking an injunction against the Napolitano Directive of June 15, 2012. The Directive orders ICE agents to violate federal immigration laws or face adverse employment action. Kris Kobach is representing the ICE agents and officers, and NumbersUSA is providing financial assistance." SOURCE: Immigration agents file suit against Napolitano over 'amnesty' program http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/23/immigration-agents-file-suit-against-napolitano-over-amnesty-program/?intcmp=trending Video: ICE Agents File Suit Against Napolitano Ten ICE agents suing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. http://video.foxnews.com/v/1800997532001/ice-agents-file-suit-against-napolitano .