Steve Scalise Slams Democrats For Refusing to Back ICE

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Posted: Jul 19, 2018 3:30 PM
Steve Scalise Slams Democrats For Refusing to Back ICE

Yesterday the House voted on a resolution to back the men and women who work for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Here's what the resolution says in part: 

Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Whereas the national security interests of the United States are dependent on the brave men and women who enforce our Nation’s immigration laws;

Whereas abolishing the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would mean open borders because it would eliminate the agency responsible for removing people who enter or remain in our country illegally;

Whereas calls to abolish ICE are an insult to these heroic law enforcement officers who make sacrifices every day to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and protect our safety and security;

Whereas abolishing ICE would allow dangerous criminal aliens, including violent and ruthless members of the MS–13 gang, to remain in American communities;

Whereas during fiscal year 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges;

The final vote tally, as Matt reported, was 34 Democrats against. More than 130 voted "present."

House Whip Steve Scalise took notice of their cowardice and detailed how ICE has saved a number of children from sex trafficking on the House floor.

A similar resolution was introduced in the Senate and was blocked by Democrats.