So We Abolish ICE. Then What?
Democrats have been criticized by some even within their own party for having nothing that resembles a coherent agenda that would actually inspire anyone to come out and vote for them, but when they actually DO hit on something that’s more concrete than “Durr, we hate Trump,” it is actually worse than if they’d said nothing at all. Cases in point include opposing the Republican tax cuts, fighting to maintain voter fraud across the country, and their new brilliant initiative: Abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Over the past couple of weeks, prominent Democrats and liberals like Kamala Harris, Kristen Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Bill de Blasio have come out in favor of scrapping ICE to one degree or another. Remarkably, many of them seem to be following the lead of the party’s newest media-manufactured superstar: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old socialist who just delivered a shocking defeat to the #4-ranked Democrat in the House in the New York primaries.
You don’t need to be a very astute observer, though, to see that the “Abolish ICE” movement is really just the usual anti-Trump #Resistance under a new mask.
Democrats are doing everything they can to take advantage of the fake “crisis” at the border, where illegal immigrants are actually being arrested and detained for breaking federal law – the horror! Yes, many of those who brought children with them on the dangerous trek to the U.S. were separated from those children, as per the law. The same way any U.S. citizen, by the way, is separated from their children when they are thrown in the slammer. Oh, but somehow it’s way worse when we do it to these innocent “brown people” at the border, because, you know, Trump is a horrible racist Nazi and all.
In any event, it is not particularly worth clarifying that that agency in charge of those detentions and separations is Customs and Border Protection. The Democrats aren’t interested in the particulars of the situation, and it sounds bad politically to campaign on a “Abolish the Border Patrol” platform. You can bet, though, that if they get their way on ICE, that will be their next target.
Despite the idiocy of getting rid of the nation’s deportation police at a time when voters are more determined than ever to get this illegal immigration thing under control once and for all, Democrats have apparently picked up some support…from inside the agency! Nineteen senior ICE investigators recently penned a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, asking her to get rid of the agency. They propose splitting ICE into two constituent parts: One that covers homeland security and another that focuses on deportation.
Democrats are taking this as a huge get, but we’re not sure this is exactly what they’re selling to the voters. That’s not really “abolishing ICE,” it’s just bureaucratic re-configuration.
Not that such a meaningless shift would prevent Democrats from claiming victory.