Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revived calls to abolish ICE during an event Monday and lamented the agency "can't be reformed."
"I think abolish ICE is a call to action on several levels. One is the literal interpretation of abolishing ICE, which I support and I've said, you know, on multiple occasions that I don't believe that an agency that systematically and repeatedly violates human rights and I don't think that agency can be reformed," she said (bolding is mine). "I think it has to be abolished and I think we need to figure out a way of doing things. But that new way of doing things is I think what we need to build, and that's also where the call to action is."
The congresswoman started calls to abolish the agency last year and prompted a number of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates to jump on board with the idea.
According to the official government website, "ICE's mission is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety. This mission is executed through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes and focuses on smart immigration enforcement, preventing terrorism and combating the illegal movement of people and goods."
Meanwhile, the crisis at the border continues as thousands of illegal aliens falsely claim asylum and completely overwhelm the system. The humanitarian disaster is getting worse by the hour and agents from ICE, Border Patrol, Health and Human Services and are at their breaking point.
Yesterday President Trump called on Congress to come back from recess to deal with the issue.
Congress should come back to D.C. now and FIX THE IMMIGRATION LAWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019