“It is certainly part of what we are supposed to be doing. It is definitely a federal statute within the [Immigration and Nationality Act]. However, I will say this: that in my career, I have never seen or heard of the charge being applied in any case to anyone,” he said, according to The Daily Caller.

Mr. Crane also said morale at the agency is “at an all-time low, as criminals are released in the streets,” he said, during congressional testimony reported on Fox News.