The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, better known as ICE, was created in 2003. Its stated mission is “immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and trade.”
This puts ICE on the front line in the battle against the violent street gang known as MS-13, which is “engaged in racketeering activity that includes murders, conspiracies to commit murder, attempted murders, extortion, robbery, kidnapping, drug trafficking, and money laundering.”
As President Trump tweeted on Tuesday…
Indeed, just this week ICE helped secure the indictment of 24 MS-13 gang members in Maryland who stand accused of murdering five people – dismembering three of them – as well as conspiracy “to murder eight individuals, maiming and assaulting one of the individuals with a machete, shooting one individual in the head, and kidnapping and threatening another individual with a firearm to extract payment for extortion.”
Who could possibly be against law enforcement efforts against “animals” such as that?
Unbelievably, many Democrat leaders and elected officials – including U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who recently headlined the Nevada Democrat convention in Reno – are now calling to get rid of ICE.
In a column published by the The Nation, Sean McElwee, a leader in the “Abolish ICE!” movement, wrote…
“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. It’s time to rein in the greatest threat we face: an unaccountable strike force executing a campaign of ethnic cleansing.”
Such vicious and undeserved attacks on ICE agents, who put their lives on the line every day, are absolutely disgusting and demoralizing, which prompted President Trump to tweet last week…
The “Abolish ICE!” movement shows that Democrats are weak on law enforcement and border security. Further, it draws a sharp contrast between Democrat Susie Lee – who thus far has refused to denounce the movement – and Republican Danny Tarkanian in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District race.
Danny stands with ICE. By her silence, we can only assume that Susie stands with Elizabeth Warren and MS-13. The choice in CD-3 couldn’t be clearer.