Jan Brewer: Is this what Obama means by border security?


Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of State and Local Coordination. As a police chief, Hurtt was a supporter of “sanctuary city” policies, by which illegal immigrants who don’t commit crimes can live without fear of exposure or detainment because police don’t check for immigration papers.

Also, during his tenure as Houston police chief, he criticized ICE’s key program that draws on local law enforcement’s support. The widow of one of the officers, Rodney Johnson, who was fatally shot by an illegal immigrant with a long criminal record, is suing Hurtt for enacting policies that she says led to his death. Hurtt’s position at ICE reportedly pays $180,000 a year.