Prominent Democrats running for the White House in 2020 are under increasing pressure from left-wing activists to add the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (commonly referred to as ICE) to the party’s platform in the next election cycle.
According to Fox News, liberal pundits and demonstrators are increasingly vocal about dismantling the top enforcer of the nation’s immigration laws as a major campaign pledge; urging left-wing lawmakers to “gut” the department should they retake control of the White House.
“ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force. Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form,” said Brian Fallon, a former top aide to 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force. Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form. https://t.co/hnK9LpPojV
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 21, 2018
“This is a growing position on the left, and I imagine 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants will have to grapple with it,” added MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
The President recently threatened to pull ICE agents from the state of California after local officials refused to cooperate with federal agents; saying residents would see “crime like they’ve never seen crime before.”