Abolishing ICE Looks Likely To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats

Authored by Peter Hasson via The Daily Caller,

Left-wing pundits and activists are increasing pressure on Democratic politicians to embrace the fringe position of abolishing ICE.

Once an idea limited to the far-left fringes, abolishing the nation’s immigration enforcement agency now looks likely to become a campaign issue in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary.

Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon came out for abolishing the agency in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon argued. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.”

A U.S. Border Patrol agent watches over a group of undocumented immigrants on February 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The agents captured the group of Central American immigrants shortly after they rafted across the border from Mexico into Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

“Should ICE exist?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday. Harris’s answer — “certainly” ICE should exist — sparked a backlash among some liberals.

Liberal writer Jack Mirkinson on Friday slammed Harris for her answer in an article titled, “Not Good Enough, Kamala Harris.”

Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of state power can be molded into something better is a useless fantasy. ICE must be abolished. Anything less is not good enough,” Mirkinson wrote on Splinter, a left-wing website.

“Kamala Harris is very likely running for president in 2020. It should be a political problem for her that she is not willing to take her criticisms of ICE to their logical conclusion and call for its abolition. She should be asked, over and over again, why exactly she is willing to uphold the legitimacy of such a racist, corrupt, and thuggish organization,” Markinson concluded.

“Anyone else who decides to run—Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Garcetti, you name it—should be asked the same question.”

Left-wing publication The Nation on Friday pushed out a similar piece, entitled “It’s Time to Abolish ICE.”

“The idea of defunding ICE has gained traction among immigrant-rights groups horrified by the speed at which, under President Donald Trump, the agency has ramped up an already brutal deportation process,” The Nation’s Sean McElwee claimed.

Major donor-funded groups on the Left, including Indivisible Project, the Center for Popular Democracy and Brand New Congress, now support abolishing the ICE, McElwee noted.

“ICE​ is terrorizing American communities right now,” Angel Padilla, policy director of the Indivisible Project, told The Nation.

“They’re going into schools, entering hospitals, conducting massive raids, and separating children from parents every day. We are funding those activities, and we need to use all the leverage we have to stop it.”

“This is a growing position on the left, and I imagine 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants will have to grapple with it,” Hayes, the MSNBC host, wrote on Twitter. He linked to McElwee’s article.

Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Thursday that Democrats are being misleading about the illegal immigrants that his agency is deporting.

“Nine out of every 10 aliens we arrested [in the last fiscal year] did have a criminal history,” Homan told Fox News.

“They don’t want to know the facts. They want to keep playing this political game and put smoke and mirrors up about what ICE is actually doing.”


NoDebt Fascal Rascal … Sat, 03/10/2018 - 21:03 Permalink

I hope the Ds take up that position in 2018 and with whoever their presidential candidate is in 2020.  Full-on open borders socialism, stated out loud and up front.

I suspect they'll lose YUGE on that platform.  But at least if they don't, and end up winning we won't have to worry about the future of the Republic any more.  It will be obvious- failure and collapse.  Proactive plans can be put in place with full confidence at that point.  Nobody will have to worry if they are being foolish by becoming a 'prepper' or getting out of the country or.... whatever their various and sundry plans may be.  

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Keyser lloll Sun, 03/11/2018 - 00:20 Permalink

We can only hope that the Dims make this a platform issue... No one, and I mean NO ONE but the mentally ill supports open borders and unrestricted immigration... Look at the polls coming out of Mexifornia lately, even the limp-wrist panty-waists are fed up with this bullshit... 

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Things that go bump lloll Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:36 Permalink

Where'd you get your information? I've been stating for years that the quality of a public school education has gone rapidly down hill in this country. The founders were certainly here legally, sanctioned and given land grants by their king and country. Three of my 4 pairs of great grandparents were immigrants in another wave in the late 19th century and all of them were legal immigrants. Not one of them snuck over the border and set up housekeeping undocumented. 

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Cloud9.5 lloll Sun, 03/11/2018 - 13:06 Permalink

I get what you are saying because you have been saying it over and over again.  But here is the point.  The Indians should have greeted the Mayflower with an antitank gun but they didn’t.  The Indians sat on their hands while a never ending supply of Europeans showed up on their shores.  The end result they lost the continent.   Clearly you want the progeny of those Europeans to suffer the same fate.  Americans of European descent, either wake up or lose the continent.

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NumbersUsa IH8OBAMA Sat, 03/10/2018 - 20:40 Permalink

It's not dems, its not libs, its not commies, its not socialists, it's not progressives-IT'S THE JEW SUPREMACIST DESTROYERS & THEIR ILL GOTTEN BLOOD MONEY !!

They are all the above and SOME !

Since they set foot on American shores they have worked incessantly to destroy goyim unity, Christianity, the family unit, moral values, and bring utter chaos, tension, strife & continual wars in & to our Once proud Republic.  

It was the jew supremacists that wrote the 1965 Immigration Act and then shoved down the throats of the American people that brought the hordes of foreigners both legal & illegal across your southern border.

When jacob the jew javits, the jew supremacist senator that spear headed the Act of Treason heard that it had passed, he screamed out "OPEN THE FLOOD GATES"

It's the jew supremacists now as it has always been that is continually each and every day destroying your country while you work, raise your kids, try to save some money, making payments on your house, & cars.

While you are doing that they are destroying piece by piece all that you strive to embrace.

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NumbersUsa Give_me_liberty_or Sat, 03/10/2018 - 20:58 Permalink

Because it's a jew supremacist organization that is out of reach of any President, Senate, House or Judicial branch.

The only successful President to abolish it was Andrew Jackson and everyone that has tried it since got a bullet through their brain. And they made an attempt on Andrew, pulled the trigger twice and misfired twice, at that point Andy gave him a beating.

Aipac, Aclu, Adl, Jwc, Splc, Naacp, Jdl, Cfr, Dual citizen israelis, and a thousand more jew supremacist organizations run your so-called country and have since December 1913. 

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DillyDilly Give_me_liberty_or Sat, 03/10/2018 - 22:52 Permalink



To be factual, Andrew Jackson didn't 'end the fed' because it didn't exist then.


The First Bank of the United States, concieved by (((Alexander Hamilton))) was chartered in 1791. The charter expired in 1811. Lo and behold, upon expiry, the WAR OF 1812 broke out and Washington DC was burned to the ground.


After some wrangling, another charter was granted and the Second Bank of the United States was chartered in 1816 for the same 20 year duration. Andrew Jackson was mainly responsible, politically, for quashing efforts to extend the charter which was set to expire in 1836. That charter did expire, and the bank was taken private, then underwent liquidation in 1841.


To fund the "War of Northern Aggression" (aka CIVIL WAR), Lincoln conceived "Greenbacks" which were used as script. He'd gone to Rothschilds NY Bankers for funding, but they wanted usurious interest rates, so he flipped them the bird. The greenbacks were actually quite successful and the plan was to let them ride after the war, but lo and behold, Lincoln was assassinated just as the war ended.


There was no FED until 1913 (after successful assassinations of Garfield & McKinley). They tried to get Teddy Roosevelt too in 1912, but failed whereby Teddy famously continued his speech saying  “It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”  and the bullet remained in his body for the rest of his life. Woody Wilson finally got the message apparently, and THE FED was chartered in 1913.


But in any case, we get your point.

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NumbersUsa DillyDilly Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:18 Permalink

Ok clarification is great but thought that most here knew the details, and did not need to be brought up to speed. And that is what doing your own educating is for. Was hitting the high points without all the clinical details- but you cleared that up.

The MAIN POINT is the jew supremacists were the culprits then as is now-nothing has changed.

Maybe you missed the above posts "1913" quote:

 "Aipac, Aclu, Adl, Jwc, Splc, Naacp, Jdl, Cfr, Dual citizen israelis, and a thousand more jew supremacist organizations run your so-called country and have since December 1913." 

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NumbersUsa Give_me_liberty_or Sun, 03/11/2018 - 01:12 Permalink

he was taking a round about approach with the issuance of silver backed currency (not jew federal reserve notes),- and coupled with his working to prevent so-called israel from obtaining nukes got him a bullet in the head.

You need to dig a little deeper into the the E. Griffen claim. He admits here: (https://freedomforceinternational.org/position-statements/jfk_and_fed/) that it happened, but says he was right because he stated that Kennedys order did not specifically order the printing of the bills, but made a way for them to be printed.

He admits that the non-fed reserve bills were printed (over 760 million) as Kennedys order allowed from 1963-october 1964 and circulated- thereby circumventing the Fed. This was the last time, Kennedy got the bullet, and the bills were called in.  

So try that on for size you jew supremacist fake news jew.

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Give_me_liberty_or Grumbleduke Sat, 03/10/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

No, I didn't forget.  He sounds all confused and unsure of himself when he speaks, and will never name the cabal who's behind (((the FED))), or call out zionism for the unjust cancer of humanity that it is.  Using vague euphemisms like "deep state" and hegelian dialectic about "neocons" does us no good. IMO he's not part of the solution, he's just in the way.

Garnering a bunch of support and donations for being a 9/11 truther, and then abandoning it didn't help us either => RON PAUL SLAPS DOWN 911 TRUTHER QUESTION DURING S.C DEBATE - YouTube

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” ― Vladimir Lenin

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attah-boy-Luther NumbersUsa Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:01 Permalink

For the public willing to open their eyes:


Dr. Makow does excellent research and understands the satanic talmudic parasite better then most.


Of course many still have no clue as what a ask-ah-nazi happens to be or the basics of history...sooooo...

Soros continues to score big and if we don't have a mass awakening the fluoride and aerosol spraying may finally take us over the edge into total servitude......

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Blankone IH8OBAMA Sat, 03/10/2018 - 21:13 Permalink

This is more possible than people realize. By 2020 there will be as many legal latins in Tejas as there are whites. Then add in the illegal's in Tejas, many who will vote, add all the liberals who have migrated to Tejas and now the entire game changes. Once Tejas goes to the Dem's they will tilt the balance of power over to the Dems on a national level and it will be game over for decades.

The time to fight was before the first amnesty. The numbers now say it's time to teach your kids how to survive in a latin country where the latins and blacks feel justified in physically attacking you and control local govt/law enforcement.

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Captain Nemo d… Blankone Sun, 03/11/2018 - 07:35 Permalink

I understand your concerns but "legal" and "illegal" depends on whose rules you are following. The Mexicans think you took Arizona from them by force so it is all right for them to take it back anyway they can.

The de facto "it's now US, so US rules apply" would make sense if the US itself didn't try to make up rules for other countries as they went along.

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attah-boy-Luther Blankone Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:19 Permalink

We are stuck watching the San Antonio news and the progressive news media is friggn disgusting..... All anti-Trump is gleefully presented and all illegal alien horror stories of crime are presented as poor victims.

All the kommifornia dogs crapped in their beds and now come here to repeat the same story. All major metropolitan cities are sanctity cities.


The Castro brothers cast as some sort of heroes and champions of the poor and down trodden. No doubt Goebbels is looking up jealous to the success of digitally induced mind control and propaganda.


PS here we had a lot of candidates running that are proud of being ex-CIA and Intel agents. Any such thing? yeah didn't think so.

And here is a well written article about this topic. Looks like Texians are under progressive assault.


The fight is on, and my task is red pilling as many as possible here. Cause if I have to worry about zeroing in, we've lost the political solution.


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Kagemusho IH8OBAMA Sat, 03/10/2018 - 22:32 Permalink

Get rid of 'motor-voter' laws. That's how hundreds of thousands if not millions of illegals got away with voting in previous elections. They are automatically entered into the voter rolls, and the people doing the checking at the polls don't have any way of knowing if they're legit, as they are going from those same driver license records.

All driver's licenses issued after the inception of 'motor-voter' laws need to be revoked, and the holders of those licenses need to go back to their various State's licensing divisions and bring notarized, raised-seal copies of their birth certificates to prove US citizenship. And ICE officers trained in forgery detection need to be stationed at those licensing facilities. That will flush out a lot of illegals from the voter rolls. This shit has to stop.


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