A student at the Seattle University School of Law slammed the school for its political decision to remove the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from its externship program.
The school ended the externship after receiving a complaint from a student who also created an online petition to shut it down, according to Fox News.
The program allowed students to work with ICE’s Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
The school’s program director, Jill Dutton, justified the cancellation by claiming ICE could force students to act “unethically or unlawfully,” according to the school’s newspaper, The Seattle Spector.
“We felt it was necessary to discuss and reflect on what we were hearing regarding ICE policies and practices,” Dutton said in a statement.
Apparently, the “policies and practices” of ICE weren’t good enough for Dutton, despite existing evidence of the agency’s effectiveness.
ICE exists to enforce the law, not break the law. The term “enforcement” is in the name “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
If Dutton was concerned about unlawful behavior, she would be promoting ICE, which routinely stops cross-border criminal activity.
In reality, the decision to remove the program was a political one, as pointed out by Thomas Reinhard, a third-year student at the school.
“It just seems to me to be just a political maneuver because they disagree with the president’s enforcement of border policy,” Reinhard said Saturday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
Seattle University Law School suspends its externship program with ICE, stating the ICE externship may force students "to act unethically or unlawfully"
Posted by Fox & Friends on Saturday, December 15, 2018
In recent months, several prominent Democrats have joined the “abolish ICE” movement.
Cory Booker wants to make it illegal for state/local law enforcement to enforce immigration law.
Kamala Harris compared ICE to the KKK.
Kirsten Gillibrand says Dems’ #1 priority should be to abolish ICE.
Dems used to be tougher on illegal immigration. Now they’re just extreme.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 14, 2018
The law school’s decision to remove the program and its failure to provide an adequate explanation shows its blatant political bias.
Of course, it’s common and expected for colleges and universities to hold a far-left bias, but it still deserves to be called out.
“We’re not forcing students to extern with ICE,” Reinhard said. “But that opportunity should be available for students who want to pursue a path in law enforcement.”
Seattle University law students will have one less opportunity available to them because some college administrators don’t like Trump’s policies.
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