Biden administration nixes last-minute Trump deal giving ICE union ‘veto power’ over policy

By February 25, 2021In the News

Biden administration nixes last-minute Trump deal giving ICE union ‘veto power’ over policy 

Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill (February 16, 2021) 

In an eleventh-hour move, the Biden administration avoided ratifying a union contract with ICE that would have effectively impeded any immigration policy the administration put forth. Initially approved by former acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli, whose authority to sign such an agreement has been brought into question, the union contract would have, among other things, barred any challenge to the contract for eight years, thus inhibiting the Biden administration from negotiating with the union.