Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security, is leading a coalition of House members to introduce legislation denouncing radical calls for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). The resolution, H. Res. 990, has 51 original cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement performs vital functions that protect American families. Last year ICE agents arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges. Criminal aliens arrested by ICE agents in 2017 were responsible for more than 76,000 dangerous drug offenses; 48,000 assault offenses; 11,000 weapon offenses; 5,000 sexual assault offenses; 2,000 kidnapping offenses; and 1,800 homicide offenses. ICE agents also removed a million pounds of narcotics and more than 4,800 gang members from the streets of this country.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“Some Democrats have launched an assault against ICE and other law enforcement agents who secure our borders. Their calls to abolish ICE are reckless and put our national security interests at risk. Americans support law and order and sovereign borders. ICE plays a crucial role for our nation’s security and their service should be respected. Hopefully, this resolution will remind some of my colleagues across the aisle that we have been elected to serve American citizens, not foreign citizens, and certainly not illegal immigrants.”