Pres. Obama’s immigration enforcement director to resign

President Obama’s immigration enforcement director announced his resignation early Monday, ending a four-year tenure that saw a dramatic shift in how the federal government pursues and deports unauthorized immigrants. In an internal letter to colleagues on Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced he would depart the agency by the end of July and start working for a private company. He will be moving to Capital One, the Fortune 500 financial services company, and be based in their McLean,Va. headquarters as head of the company’s compliance office, the company said in a statement.

NDLON Responds to Morton Resignation

    (Los Angeles) In reaction to news of ICE Director John Morton’s resignation, Chris Newman, Legal Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued this statement:    “John Morton’s departure is tremendous news.    Under his leadership, ICE further fractured an already broken immigration system, it did tremendous damage to civil rights, and…