Skip to comments.A Democrat 2020 Issue? Let's Abolish ICE
Posted on 03/21/2018 11:20:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
Were a nation of laws. We have federal immigration laws for a reason. The days of Ellis Island and Vito Corleones story are over. This is about ensuring people who come here arrive legally. Its to make sure terrorists dont have an open door into America. There is nothing racist about enforcing exiting immigration laws, but this is problematic for Democrats. Part of it is the partys aversion to white people. Another aspect is that Democrats see millions in untapped voter potential with all the illegals that are here. They want open borders. They dont want enforcement, and they certainly dont care about the illegals that have killed American citizens either through cold-blooded murder or driving under the influence. Yes, there are bad immigrants, and they certainly shouldnt be here. They should be deported. The wall should be built. And Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Border Patrol, should have their ranks increased to improve efficiency in enforcement. Yet, to many on the Left, ICE is the modern day Gestapo (isnt that the IRS?), who are akin to a terrorist organization. A slate of Democrats running in 2018 are running on abolishing the federal law enforcement agency on the basis that its pretty much too mean (via The Nation):
Groups like Indivisible Project and the Center for Popular Democracy have also called for defunding ICE. Brand New Congress, a progressive PAC, has the proposal in its immigration platform.
ICE is terrorizing American communities right now, said Angel Padilla, policy director of the Indivisible Project. Theyre 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.
Though ICE abolition is spreading on the left, it quickly meets extreme skepticism elsewhere. In part, this is because the mainstream political discourse has a huge blind spot for the agencys increasingly brutal policies.
Others tend to dismiss ICE abolition as more of a troll than a serious policy demand. Josh Barro, a senior editor at Business Insider, argued that progressives have not paired the proposal with a plan to do the function without the hated agency.
But the goal of abolishing the agency is to abolish the function. ICE has become a genuine threat to democracy, and it is destroying thousands of lives. Moreover, abolishing it would only take us back to 2003, when the agency was first formed.
The central assumption of ICE in 2018 is that any undocumented immigrant is inherently a threat. In that way, ICEs tactics are philosophically aligned with racist thinkers like Richard Spencer and the writers at the white-supremacist journal VDare.
The call to abolish ICE is, above all, a demand for the Democratic Party to begin seriously resisting an unbridled white-supremacist surveillance state that it had a hand in creating.
This is a growing position on the left, and I imagine 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants will have to grapple with it https://t.co/GOuoLnBHWG Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 9, 2018
Yeah, Democrats think this is a winning issue. How far gone do you have to be to think that a healthy majority would want to abolish immigration enforcement and allow illegals to willingly cross the border, some of who will commit crimes and go unpunished? And people wonder why Trump was elected in 2016. Yeah, the Left says they want common sense reform on enforcement. Thats political speak for doing nothing significant that ensures the protection of the integrity of our border or our citizens.
And its not just left wing publications, like The Nation, that are peddling this nonsense. The Philadelphia Inquirer is running op-eds on it as well:
The conduct of ICE and its first cousin, the Border Patrol, has been arguably the darkest moral stain on the sometimes comical but too often diabolical Trump era. And yet these one-off individual outrages the Indonesian who led Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts who took refuge in a church to avoid ICE, or Philadelphias Carmelo Apolonio Hernandez, the mother of four that ICE wants to send back to the Mexican town where her relatives were killed by drug lords have a hard time breaking through the bubble, amid the mass chaos of our 45th president. But now we have actual numbers to tell the sorry state of our current Deportation Nation.
In the first year of Trumps presidency, we now know, immigration arrests and detentions spiked by a whopping one-third over 2016 proof that the president has kept has his campaign promise for a deportation force, merely by taking the shackles off the ready and willing team he already had in place, ICE. Whats more, the biggest driver of this increase has been the seizure of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record, which has doubled under the Trump administration.
Those are the grim numbers behind a human rights catastrophe of families ripped apart and entire communities in our country now infected by fear, afraid to drive their kids to school or testify against those who actually are criminals. Weve done a decent job in America teaching our kids about the inhumane nightmares of the recent past, to adopt a mantra, Never again. But the not-so-secret-police-force called ICE that operates with an almost mechanical heartlessness within our borders is what again looks like, here in America, in 2018.
Its time to say, Enough!
Yet, first things first, you have to win elections to get this plan set in motion, so Republicansthis awaits, along with higher taxes, single-payer health care, speech codes, and gun confiscation. Thats your America under the Democratsa total mess. It's also going to be an issue that 2020 Democratic field is going to have to contend with, so this should get entertaining.
Rule of Law or NOT?
That has to be the question is EVERY election from now on, GOP primaries in particular.
Because the illegals are their voter base.
Hope they try it....the American people bwant tighter security... last I heard was over 75%
That would probably be a great focus for their platform. Besides that, it would be wonderful for Hillary, Pelosi, Biden, Bernie, and several others to run. They should add an item for SPECIAL TREATMENT and EXTRA MONEY to sanctuary cities.
A false statement right off the bat... ICE may be 'terrorizing' the communities of illegals immigrants, but certainly not AMERICAN communities.
Please, let them run on the concept of abolishing the borders and submitting to Invasion.
Should be a real winner with Angel Padilla and his “American” friends.
Oh yeah...that’ll be a winning position.
“Yeah, Democrats think this is a winning issue. “
That’s BS hyperbole.
There are not 5 elected National Democrats, probably not even ONE, that is on record saying ICE should be eliminated.
Just a bunch of weirdos in the commie commentariat.
Same for Booker. Same for Deval. Gillibrand already making mistakes of every kind. She's a scratch. Andy is the village idiot, he's Biden's dark side. Out. (And how did ALL of these Cuomo's inherit the old man's baggage and NONE of his charm?). The rest are running for Cabinet seats, particularly Klobuchar, O'Malley, and Hickenlooper.
Lawlessness. Well, it worked for Obama and Eric Holder.
A bit of foreshadowing.....
2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
Let’s abolish the FBI.
When the Democrats get back into power, they will completely throw our borders open to anyone.
Complete demographic replacement.
Every Democrat should be asked about this on the campaign trail, and gotten on the record.
I’d vote for eliminating the ATF, the IRS, HUD, the EPA, just for starters and keeping ICE
They should be referred to as the “Demographic party.”
Why demographic party? To me they are nothing but nasty rats
Imagine the number of illegals that would come in. Millions. Imagine the number of Muslims that would invade this country. Imagine the drugs that would flow in without ICE.
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