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Monday on NBC12 First at 4: ICE Director John Morton

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He is the top government official at the agency at the center of one of the biggest issues facing the United States.  Monday on NBC12 First at 4, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton will be my live guest.

Morton, a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, is the leader of what the ICE website describes as the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. He oversees 19,000 employees and an annual  budget of more than $5 billion.

Morton took over ICE at a critical time in the agency’s role in the country. Immigration has become a hot button political issue drawing heated opinions on both sides. Opinions that have only gotten more hot with the passage of a controversial law in Arizona that gives local law enforcement additional powers to reign in illegal aliens.

The passage of the law in Arizona has brought renewed focus to a similar law in Prince William County and calls from some Virginia officials to pass something along the same line, statewide.

We will discuss many of these topics, including some of the work ICE is doing in Virginia during our live interview.

The interview will take place on NBC12 First at 4 and will be streamed live on NBC12.com.

Written by Ryan Nobles

July 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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