“Five thousand officers and agents can’t deal with those kinds of numbers”
ICE has only about 5,000 officers dedicated to enforcing immigration laws nationally, compared to the 10,000 officers that make up the Los Angeles Police Department, Crane said.
“We have nearly four and a half million visa overstayers in our country,” Crane said. “Five thousand officers and agents can’t deal with those kinds of numbers. … [It’s] politics, politics politics over public safety.”