Obama Administration Pays $400,000 to Settle ICE Attorney Lawsuit

By Jan Ting on September 1, 2015

Career ICE attorney Patricia Vroom sued the Department of Homeland Security after reportedly being bullied and harassed by officials in Washington when she raised concerns about the application of the Obama administration's prosecutorial discretion policy. She said that Obama administration officials lowered her annual performance rating for moving too cautiously to authorize the release of illegal aliens with criminal records.

The Department has agreed to pay Vroom $400,000 in taxpayer dollars to end her lawsuit. The Department has also agreed to upgrade her annual performance rating to "achieved excellence". Read more about the case here.