A stunning new poll conducted by a longtime Clinton insider may spell disaster for the Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections; revealing a whopping majority of Americans are opposed to abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The survey -conducted by Democratic pollster Mark Penn- shows most voters are in favor of stricter border controls, think those arrested while in the United States illegally should be sent back to their home countries, and largely support ICE agents enforcing federal law.
“Penn polled the newest progressive immigration proposal, the ‘Abolish ICE’ campaign to disband U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed (78 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of Democrats, and 73 percent of independents) said ICE should not be abolished, while 31 percent said it should,” writes the Washington Examiner.
A growing number of leading Democrats -including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and others- have called for the abolishment of ICE in recent weeks, saying the agency was “broken” and failed to represent the values of the United States.
Read the full story at the Washington Examiner.
IT BEGINS: Bill De Blasio Calls for ABOLISHMENT of ‘BROKEN’ ICE
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency Friday; blasting the “unreasonable” department and calling for the abolishment of ICE in the aftermath of “family separations.”
De Blasio took to twitter to attack the federal agency, saying America needs “reasonable law enforcement” along the US-Mexico border; adding that ICE agents are “not reasonable law enforcement.”
“Every country needs reasonable law enforcement on their borders. ICE is not reasonable law enforcement. ICE is broken, it’s divisive and it should be abolished,” he tweeted.
Every country needs reasonable law enforcement on their borders. ICE is not reasonable law enforcement. ICE is broken, it’s divisive and it should be abolished.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 29, 2018
The Mayor’s comments come just days after the President signed an executive order ending “family separations” along the border; effectively permitting minors to remain with their parents while being processed by federal agents.
IT BEGINS: Brick Thrown Through Republican Party HQ Window, ‘ABOLISH ICE’ Graffiti Left
Unidentified assailants smashed the windows of the Nebraska Republican Party Headquarters in Lincoln late Monday night; spray-painting the words “abolish ICE” beneath the damaged building.
According to the Daily Caller, “vandals” destroyed the GOP’s windows in protest of the President’s harsh crackdown on illegal immigration, with the party’s executive director confirming local police are actively investigating the incident.
“This destructive criminal activity is disappointing, but unsurprising, given the increasingly radical rhetoric of national Democrat leaders and candidates like Jane Raybould, Kara Eastman, and Jane Kleeb. Violence is the natural result of the Left’s statements urging Democrats to literally ‘push back’ on Republicans and ‘resist’ at any cost,” the Director told the Daily Caller. “Voters face a stark choice between sanity and the rabid, hateful words that sparked this vandalism.”
The incident comes just days after Rep. Maxine Waters urged her supporters to confront Trump officials at “restaurants” and “gasoline stations” to protest the President’s immigration policies.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.