Dozens of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and employees in San Diego staged a protest this week to bring spotlight to management corruption and cover-ups.
"For our managers to call our African American employees racial epithets in the federal workplace, or to target certain employees with derogatory and offensive terms regarding homosexuality is an outrage," said Felix Luciano, an ICE agent and President of AFGE Local 2805, which represents ICE employees in San Diego. "ICE managers even stand accused of physically assaulting employees at work – but police are never called in. Any manager conducting themselves in this manner should be immediately escorted off federal property, but that's not happening. Instead, it's all covered up, and taxpayers continue to pay these managers to engage in these activities."