Trump’s ICE Agents Want Access To Warrantless Surveillance: Report
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are looking at the possibility of joining the U.S. Intelligence Community, according to The Daily Beast.
Peter Vincent, general counsel for ICE under the Obama administration, said in a statement, “ICE has for the past decade been keenly interested in joining the Intelligence Community.”
“ICE officials have felt that by doing so, they would have greater prestige and credibility and authority,” he added.
ACLU attorney Patrick Toomey criticized the move. “Those spying tools do not belong in the hands of ICE agents,” he said.
Jake Laperruque, senior counsel at the Project on Government Oversight said, also raised his concerns.
“The idea that ICE could potentially get access to warrantless surveillance is frankly terrifying,” Laperruque said.