SELECT A
CATEGORY
NEXT ARTICLE PREVIOUS ARTICLE

News

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE BACK TO OVERVIEW

FLEOA Commends ICE Director Morton

FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION COMMENDS ICE DIRECTOR MORTON FOR SIGNING OVERTIME WAIVERS

Washington, DC - Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) praised Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton for his decision to sign overtime waivers for the dedicated men and women in Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).  By signing the overtime waivers, Director Morton has ensured that the dedicated law enforcement officers in ERO will continue to be compensated for their long hours of work.  According to FLEOA National President Jon Adler, "Director Morton understands that protecting our homeland is a budgetary priority, and I commend him for his willingness to fund those carrying out ERO’S vital overtime operations.”

Prior to Director Morton signing the waiver, numerous ERO Officers were on the verge of reaching the annual overtime pay cap of $35,000.  This would have prevented them from working beyond their regular tour of duty, and impact their ability to pursue and capture violent felons who are in the U.S. unlawfully.  Director Morton’s decisive action will help sustain those who carry out the vital ERO mission.

Last week, fedagent.com reported on ERO’S (and HSI’S) success in executing Operation Cross Check:  "ICE officers from all 24 ICE Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations field offices across the nation arrested more than 2,400 criminal aliens with convictions in all 50 states.”  Successful missions like "Operation Cross Check” are vital to our homeland security.  They require that law enforcement officers be available at all hours, and have the flexibility to pursue violent criminals beyond their regular tour of duty.  FLEOA applauds Director Morton for understanding this, as well as his sustained implementation of the Secure Communities initiative.

FLEOA is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association exclusively representing 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from 65 different agencies.