Recently, Democrats introduced a bill to abolish U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). At first, the House GOP resisted, but now they have cancled the vote.
“What I found so interesting is the Democrats introduced a bill to abolish ICE … we give them an opportunity, and they say they don’t want to vote for it,” said McCarthy, who controls which bills come to the House floor.
ICE is a crucial part of border enforcement to the United States of America. ICE has captured, and banned thousands of murderous criminals seeking to do harm to the USA.
Yet, the Democrats would rather have the Human Traffickers roaming free. Surely, Democrats haven’t gone that far;
“After being called on their bluff, Democrats ran scared from their own bill,” Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in a statement.
“Democrats will now have the chance to stand with the majority of Americans who support ICE and vote for this resolution, or follow the extreme voices on the far left calling for abolishment of an agency that protects us.”
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said that while he thinks local law enforcement has done a “very good job working with all levels of law enforcement,” he doesn’t believe ICE should be abolished. He also said he thinks the agency should concentrate its efforts on battling issues like human trafficking.
“I want to see us pass policy, make some changes that affect the entire country,” Denham said.
Other moderate Republican leaders also said they would not vote to abolish ICE.
“Those who want to abolish ICE represent an extremist ideology that clearly has overtaken the Democratic party,” said Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), co-chairman of the bipartisan Problems Solvers Caucus. “I stand with our customs officers and their families as they risk their lives daily protecting all of us.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), co-chairwoman of the Tuesday Group, a bloc of GOP moderates, agreed that ICE should not be scrapped.
“I, of course, don’t agree with abolishing ICE. I represent a border district [next to Canada]. I think it’s important to support our law enforcement and make sure that we have a legal immigration system in this country,” Stefanik said on Monday.
“The thinking was getting Democrats on record because it’s a very divisive issue for them,” she added. “It would put my opponent in a difficult position.”