House Democrat Just Crushed Ocasio-Cortez’s Dream of Abolishing ICE

Ben MArquis for the Conservative Tribune reports, As part of the left’s blind opposition to President Donald Trump — particularly with regard to his illegal immigration policies — a number of Democrats have called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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As part of the left’s blind opposition to President Donald Trump — particularly with regard to his illegal immigration policies — a number of Democrats have called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Though many Democrats have suggested that ICE be abolished over the past year, the charge against the agency tasked with internal enforcement of customs and immigration laws has been led by the outspoken democratic socialist from New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Unfortunately for her, the same zeal to abolish the agency that intercepts illegal drugs, breaks up human trafficking rings and deports illegal aliens is not shared by all of Ocasio-Cortez’s Democratic colleagues — especially one who sits in the unique position of having oversight over that government agency.

CNS News reported that Democratic Rep. Benny Thompson of Mississippi, who serves as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on Sunday that he would not allow any bills seeking to abolish ICE to be passed out of his committee.

Thompson’s remark came during an appearance Sunday on C-SPAN’s “News Makers” program. Washington Times reporter and politics editor Stephan Dinan asked Thompson about the anti-ICE stance among some of his fellow Democrats and whether he shared the notion that ICE should be abolished and if such legislation would be allowed to progress through his committee.

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