ICE Director John Morton Resigns


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John Morton is saying goodbye to ICE. Looks like he'll be going into the private sector. Well, it was bound to happen - a dismal and embarrassing legacy he leaves behind. Tens of thousands of families separated, human right abuse concerns left and right - and close ties and relationship with the private detention center industry. Hopefully his replacement corrects course.


via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said on Monday he will step down at the end of July to go to the private sector after heading the agency for four years.

"I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together during that time and look with awe on the incredible progress ICE has made as an agency," ICE Director John Morton said in making the announcement in an internal message to employees that was made available to Reuters.


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  • commented 2013-06-17 20:09:46 -0700
    good riddance, of course, you will probably go to work for a private prison system.