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Abolishing ICE Looks Likely To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats



by Peter Hasson

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

Once a fringe idea on the far-left, 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.”

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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  1. When LIARS say anything one can only laugh as if a joke!

    The democrats are mentally ill – insane really. They keep repeating the same ol’ crap-lies expecting a different result.

    Who elected DJT and why? The American people because they are sick of leftist HATRED of America! But the left thinks someone – DJT, the Russians, the Electoral College – SOMEONE! – stole their election which they “justly” Bought and Paid for!!! Oh, my – say it isn’t so!

    Hey, nut jobs; I’m very glad you can’t figure this out. You are fools with a hook in your jaw. You are drawn down to your destruction; you can’t help it – and I am utterly delights by your Gonzo Logic; have another Bong in my name!

    Yet, you have some sense of us because you steal our arguments; like, calling some government agency “unaccountable” because that arguement now suits you (it threatens your illegal SOCIALIST voter base thereby cripples your anti- American agenda). You’ve had no problem with the unaccountable EPA, BLM, CDC, etc. that have no constitutional basis, but the ICE is one of the few agencies with actual Constitutional authority (it IS the Federal Government’s responsibility to protect the Sovereignty of this Nation from foreign invaders) you now oppose it. You are truly haters of America! Insanely so; because you expect us to buy your lies.

    I hope you NEVER figure out how truly stupid and insane you really are!!! I have no fear of telling you the truth because I know you cannot understand what it means! (Lol, lol, lol!!!)

  2. When the medicine (laws) can’t cure it’s necessary to bring in the surgeons (ICE)in to extract the growth to save our sovereignty ……

    The Globalist section of Democrats don’t give a hoot about these illegals….They see them as ‘tools’ that will pry away the law and order as we know it and establish a single ‘ruler’ to cohabitat with other’rulers’.

    The money trail follows the twist and turns back to George Soros’s bank.

    ICE is nice

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