I am really confused here. I am hearing that many Democratic lawmakers and congressional candidates want to abolish ICE. I say to myself, “what why?”
From my own moderate conservative or moderate Republican eyes, this profoundly confuses me. This to me comes across to me as a great talking point and campaign rally for The Trump Party (formerly known as the Republican party).
My beliefs on immigration are pretty straight forward:
I support allowing immigrants from all across the world to come to America and live. It doesn’t matter if they are “low-skilled” or “high-skilled”.
I support legal immigration. Come in through the proper way, otherwise, go home and re-enter the country the legal way.
I support quotas. The United States should be a generous and giving nation, but at the same time, we’re not the welfare capital of the world or the refugee camp of the world. We do this in order to prevent overpopulation and the negative consequence of it.
I support giving the Dreamers the opportunity to stay if they go through extra loops and pay fines.
I support e-verify, updating our border wall between the U.S-Mexico border, and putting up a virtual wall.
Now I think it’s perfectly legit to argue that the way we process immigrants should be different.
My issue with this “abolish ICE” mentality makes me question if Democrats really want to protect our borders and make sure people are following the law and waiting their turn. Abolishing ICE does indeed sound like the Dems believe in open borders and go back to pre-1880 standards. In other words, if we don’t have ICE, how are we suppose to deport illegals for breaking the law. And yes, they are breaking the law at least once. First time offense is a misdemeanor. Carrying a fake ID is a crime too.
If people want to make the argument that ICE needs to be REFORMED, that’s one thing. But it’s another to suggest it shouldn’t exist in the first place.