The Special Agent in Charge of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Mr. James T. Hayes, Jr. has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claiming that the Secretary has engaged in a pattern and practice of sex discrimination against heterosexual men by creating a hostile work environment for them within DHS. Now, we believe that everyone deserves a fair and harassment free workplace, but our skepticism of the sincerity of this complaint makes us think, “Puh-leeze.” Bureaucrats within ICE have been undermining and sabotaging their political leadership since President Obama was elected and it is hard to see how this is not just the opening of another front in that war.
The Times’ Julia Preston has another update from the bureaucrats’ revolt at Immigration & Customs Enforcement. ICE bureaucrats have been in open revolt against the Obama administration since the Obama team took office. Working in tandem with arch-restrictionist know-nothings in Congress, Lamar Smith and Charles Grassley, the ICE bureaucracy has tried at every step to thwart the administration’s goal of a smarter and more humane immigration policy.