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Congressman Higgins, Sen. Kennedy File Legislation Denouncing Radical Abolish ICE Movement

July 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security, introduced a resolution today denouncing the radical calls for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) filed a companion resolution in the U.S. Senate.

“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,” said Congressman Higgins. “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.”

“I am deeply troubled by the Democrats’ reckless calls to abolish ICE.  Eliminating ICE shows a blatant disregard for the welfare of the American people and our nation’s immigration laws,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “With the ever present threat of MS-13 and international terrorism, along with an opioid crisis being fought at our border, abolishing ICE is unthinkable.  ICE officers are in the trenches fighting those threats and protecting American families from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that endanger our families.  ICE deserves our gratitude and respect, not scorn and ridicule.”

 

View Congressman Higgins’ resolution here.

View Sen. Kennedy’s resolution here.