New York Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout vowed to “prosecute” the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency this week; adding she would abolish the “criminal” department should she be elected.
The potential AG ripped the agency in a newly released video on social media Wednesday, saying the department was “born out of xenophobia” in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
‘[ICE] is a tool of cruelty, unconstitutional behavior, illegality.’ — Zephyr Teachout is promising to prosecute ICE if elected AG of New York pic.twitter.com/vooENW11Rp
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 2, 2018
“The idea that we can call this ‘law enforcement’ is a real offense to the idea of law itself,” Teachout said.
“ICE has to be abolished. And I say that as somebody who is running for one of the top law enforcement jobs in the country,” she added. “I think it’s critical that law enforcement speak out and say this is a tool of cruelty, unconstitutional behavior, illegality.”
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: Kirsten Gillibrand Becomes FIRST SENATOR to Call for Abolishment of ICE
New York Senator and possible 2020 contender Kirsten Gillibrand became the first US Senator to call for the abolishment of ICE this week, saying the agency has become a “deportation force” along the US-Mexico border.
Gillibrand was speaking with CNN Thursday night when she was asked to comment on other liberal lawmakers’ demand that Congress abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, saying it was time to “start over” and build something that “actually works.”
“I believe that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has become a deportation force … and that’s why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works,” said the Senator.
Gillibrand’s comments echo those of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who also called for an end to the federal agency this week; saying the department was “broken” and “unreasonable.”
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