Should We Abolish ICE?

In 2016, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested nearly 2,000 human traffickers, more than 4,800 gang members (including nearly 800 members of MS-13, one of the most vicious gangs operating today), and intercepted more than one ton of fentanyl that was headed for our communities.

To show their gratitude, last week Democrats introduced a bill to “Abolish ICE.”

Once again, Democrats are out of touch. The majority of Americans disagree with their effort to dismantle the agency, whose agents put their lives on the line every day to protect our borders and this nation. Their effort makes clear that Democrats believe the United States should not have borders.

I disagree: I fully support ICE, our nation’s borders, and a safe America.

That’s why I voted in support of H. Res. 990, a resolution supporting the men and women of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, this week.

Stunningly, 167 Democrats in the House voted against it, communicating their allegiance to open borders.

What Democrats seem to have forgotten is that the men and women who work as ICE agents have families, friends and loved ones, just like you and me. They have chosen a dangerous career because they believe in protecting our safety by keeping dangerous criminals, gang members and drugs off our streets.

I am incredibly grateful for their sacrifices and will always support our nation’s law enforcement.