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Abolishing ICE Looks Likely To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats

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http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/09/democrats-abolish-ice/

 

 

Left-wing pundits and activists are increasing pressure on Democratic politicians to embrace the fringe position of abolishing ICE.

Once an idea limited to the far-left fringes, abolishing the nation’s immigration enforcement agency now looks likely to become a campaign issue in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary.

Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon came out for abolishing the agency in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon argued. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.”

“Should ICE exist?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday. Harris’s answer — “certainly” ICE should exist — sparked a backlash among some liberals.

 

Liberal writer Jack Mirkinson on Friday slammed Harris for her answer in an article titled, “Not Good Enough, Kamala Harris.”

“Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of state power can be molded into something better is a useless fantasy. ICE must be abolished. Anything less is not good enough,” Mirkinson wrote on Splinter, a left-wing website.

“Kamala Harris is very likely running for president in 2020. It should be a political problem for her that she is not willing to take her criticisms of ICE to their logical conclusion and call for its abolition. She should be asked, over and over again, why exactly she is willing to uphold the legitimacy of such a racist, corrupt, and thuggish organization,” Markinson concluded.

“Anyone else who decides to run—Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Garcetti, you name it—should be asked the same question.”

Left-wing publication The Nation on Friday pushed out a similar piece, entitled “It’s Time to Abolish ICE.”

“The idea of defunding ICE has gained traction among immigrant-rights groups horrified by the speed at which, under President Donald Trump, the agency has ramped up an already brutal deportation process,” The Nation’s Sean McElwee claimed.

Major donor-funded groups on the Left, including Indivisible Project, the Center for Popular Democracy and Brand New Congress, now support abolishing the ICE, McElwee noted.

“ICE​ is terrorizing American communities right now,” Angel Padilla, policy director of the Indivisible Project, told The Nation. “They’re going into schools, entering hospitals, conducting massive raids, and separating children from parents every day. We are funding those activities, and we need to use all the leverage we have to stop it.”

“This is a growing position on the left, and I imagine 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants will have to grapple with it,” Hayes, the MSNBC host, wrote on Twitter. He linked to McElwee’s article.

Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Thursday that Democrats are being misleading about the illegal immigrants that his agency is deporting.

“Nine out of every 10 aliens we arrested [in the last fiscal year] did have a criminal history,” Homan told Fox News. “They don’t want to know the facts. They want to keep playing this political game and put smoke and mirrors up about what ICE is actually doing.”

 

 

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What I don't get is ICE makes a lot  of people ALOT of money.

I cant understand why the people that are making that money are letting the Democrats get into their pockets trying to eliminate it.

And those facilities have a lot of POLITICAL pull.

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DESPITE ICE HOLD, CALIFORNIA COUNTY SHERIFF RELEASED MEXICAN CHILD RAPIST

MARCH 9, 2018

 

VENTURA COUNTY, CA (CBS Los Angeles) – An illegal immigrant wanted on child abuse charges in Ventura County was released from custody in January despite an ICE hold.

 

Liberals suck big time!

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This has been both parties turning their back on the American taxpayers. Republicans control all three branchs at this point. Make illegal exactly what it is meant to be-- illegal. If you are here illegally then you are not entitled to ANY government assistance. So if they come to welfare- oh well your deported. You register for school- oh well your deported. Need medical attention at the hospital- oh well your deported. This country giving free rides to illegal immigrants needs to stop immediately. Just getting rid of this waste would pay back our national debt, keep social security stable, and cure many other pains this country faces. Why both parties continue to throw the burden on the middle class taxpayers is beyond comprehension. Illegal immigrants have more rights then citizens of this country and that is bullshit.   

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Liberals have completey lost it. 

At least they finally found a message

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I can see it now, best come-back line in a political debate when this comes up:  "Well, you Democrats don't like obeying the law away, so I can see why you support this...."

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The Dems are so far left, the Communist Party of America has disbanded. No need for 2 communist parties when the Dems turned into full fledged Commies.

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Will never happen. It will be increased.

 

Yea! Then if the communists democrats take control they will have ICE deporting Republicans to make room for new illegals. 

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I can see it now, best come-back line in a political debate when this comes up:  "Well, you Democrats don't like obeying the law away, so I can see why you support this...."

The only laws and agencies the socialist democrat party are in favor of are the ones that strip or limit the rights of mainstream and conservative citizens.  They love the IRS, NSA, EPA.  If policies are followed that harm the potential pool of welfare recipients or future welfare recipients and reduce the possible pool of voters that would keep them in power then they will try to curtail the power of that agency.  There is no democratic party without dependency and strict regulation.   The term self sufficiency, entrepreneurship, constitutional freedom  is nowhere in their platform. 

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That's great because it shows me they still don't get how they lost the last election.

Americans are fed up with this BS.

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That's great because it shows me they still don't get how they lost the last election.

Americans are fed up with this BS.

The Dems have no message.

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It's such a crazy position.  We are against all immigration controls.  Or rather, we want immigration laws but no enforcement.  I actually hope they go with this; I don't think its a winner.  

 

They have become so extreme they are blind to popular opinion.  It's like how they all convinced themselves Sanders would win with a platform to raise income taxes 20-25% on everyone.  

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Will never happen. It will be increased.

ICE certainly should be expanded.

 

The Border Patrol should be militarized and be attached to the Coast Guard the same way the Marines are attached to the Navy.

The border needs to be airtight and illegal aliens should have no place to hide.

 

Idiots like that mayor of Oakland Ca should be jailed for obstruction of justice.

 

Democrat pinkos will block any such moves because they see illegal aliens as future Democrat voters and need their votes to dismantle our country

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