As the scandal over leaked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) memos continues to unfold in the Spanish-language press, leaders of grassroots organizations are calling for the firing of ICE director John Morton. Meanwhile, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs comments on immigration reform, and eight states celebrate Cesar Chávez Day.
Calls for firing at ICE. Several pro-immigrant groups have called for ICE director Morton’s ouster in the wake of last weekend’s scandal over leaked internal memos containing quotas for deportation. In an analysis titled “If the Administration can’t pass immigration reform, it can at least fix DHS’ problems,” EFE reporter María Peña writes:
“If the situation doesn’t improve, authorities might achieve the goal laid out in 2003 in ‘Operation Endgame’: deporting all undocumented immigrants over the next decade.”