Share your comments on this topic in the comments section below:Do you support abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)?
Lori Piotrowski, 7/17/2018 2:44 PM
We should be supporting ICE's efforts rather than abolishing the agency. ICE agents are our first line of defense against some of the most dangerous of illegal immigrants.
Dorothy McPherson, 7/17/2018 10:21 PM
Based upon my deep involvement in monitoring the actions and past and present statements of Barack Obama, I came to the conclusion that he was the greatest threat to our national security and public safety. His goal was NOT to protect America, it was to take America down, economically, militarily, philosophically, and through social unrest. President Trump needs to fire all the top echelon officials that were appointed by Barack Obama. If they remain, his mission will continue.
Deanna King, 7/18/2018 1:07 AM
This is another ploy to try to make the Democrats seem relevant. It plays to their base.
Annette Vineyard, 7/18/2018 1:40 PM
We should proudly stand with the men and women Officers of ICE
who put their lives on the line each day to enforce our Immigration Laws and protect our communities against violent illegal criminals. The cynical and dishonest campaign to abolish ICE is disgraceful.
Jan Burch, 7/18/2018 2:51 PM
No, of course we should not abolish ICE! To do so would eliminate all pretense of enforcing our immigration laws, which has been a progressive goal for decades. I'm surprised that the NFRW would ever even consider assisting the no-borders crowd in their efforts to radically change what it means to be an American.
Judie Miranda, 7/23/2018 12:01 PM
If you don't have immigration enforcement, you don't have rule of law or a country. Borders are what defines every country around the world. The problem is many countries want to have their country and ours too. Mexico is a prime example. Mexico is corrupt, ran by cartels, and has no respect for rule of law. That is why they are not as prosperous as the U.S. or Canada. Bringing their disrespect for rule of law here is not making the U.S. or Mexico better.
Samantha Danielson, 7/26/2018 4:07 PM
I have worked with ICE in the prison system and the US Marshals these men and women pickup the worst of our immigrants and send them back to where they came from on tax payers dollars. Keeping up with what's coming in to our country people are wearing rose colored glasses and they need to wake up if we can account, track and know who the immigrants are we can cut down on drug mules, human trafficking, and criminals. Not everyone is bad but we need to protect our boarders just like every other country you just don't here about it until something bad happens.
Brenda Davenport, 7/26/2018 4:26 PM
Can you imagine what our country would look like if we did not have immigration laws? People came here the right way, followed the rules and became citizens. They are the great people from all over the world who came here to make a difference for their families and add to our society their knowledge, skills and expertise in a field. If we had no laws we would have a lot more crime, a lot more drugs pouring into our country. The lottery system that we had is ridiculous. We should be like many other countries where you are a skilled worker, have enough money to support yourself an your family and want to better yourself. We can not just let everyone in. If they are not an upstanding, law abiding person in their country what makes you think they will be different when they come here. We can not support other people from other countries just because they crossed the border illegally. We need to protect our borders. I do not care who is President, We need a wall on the border that can not be climbed, broken or dig a tunnel under. We need ICE and all the officers who are trying to protect our borders and keep the drug smugglers, other criminals out.
Joann Jensen, 7/26/2018 5:19 PM
as long as we have open borders, and people threatening our way of life we will need ICE.
Loveday Potter, 7/26/2018 7:40 PM
We definitely need to keep ICE. More individuals need to realize they really need to support Trump's agenda on border protection and immigration control because it is getting out of control.
Patricia Dianne Gillenwater, 7/26/2018 11:12 PM
How absurd to even think of abolishing ICE.
Jan Burch, 7/27/2018 12:47 PM
Abolishing ICE is akin to abolishing our soveignity. A country that cannot or will not protect its borders has lost it's ability to control it's own destiny. Millions of people are willing to take great risks to sneak into the country instead of doing it the right way. Without ICE, we would be forced to accept their presence, no matter who they are and no matter whether they pose a danger to the country.
We would be forced to accept anyone and everyone who dared to cross the border illegally - whether it's the poor immigrant who came to work hard for a better quality of life, or those seeking our social welfare benefis, to members of al Quada, ISIS, MS13, and others who intend to do us harm. Once here, there would be no way to force them out of the country. In that case, it might be we Americans fleeing our country is find safety elsewhere.
Carol Kovacs, 8/3/2018 5:18 PM
What a sad time of our history as the greatest nation in the world, that this question is asked ~ Should ICE be abolished? NO, it should never be. Who initially posed this absurd question ~ but then, we know that, don't we? The very ones who would scream and threaten the loudest if their own homes and towns were invaded by criminals coming across our southern borders ~ . The same ones who think the police are criminals. President Trump is an answer to prayer ~ tweets and all. Please, let's continue to pray for him, support him as best we can and have an answer for our left leaning friends. Abolish ICE?? Never. Support them and our police and border patrol. ? Always.
K.L. Shillock, 8/3/2018 6:27 PM
Of course ICE must be in place for all the reasons stated above.
However, I'm dumb-founded no one has mentioned a very obvious but critically serious threat from illegals crossing out border especially from the South. Start with Tuberculosis, and then move on to every other communicable desease plus some other tropical ones. Do we really think public health systems in these Middle America Countries come anywhere near to ours? Do you know, not too many decades ago, TB was close to eradication in the U.S. -- not any more. Anyone known with a positive TB test in my County must report regularly to our County Health Dept to make sure they are taking their medication which is a 9 month regimen. Illegals obviously don't want to report to anyone and certainly not do it regularly for 9 months. My question of
Trump would be --- why isn't the health issue being used along with the criminal angle? All he has to do is unleash the Health Professionals at the national level and talk to a lot of the local ones.
They've been fighting the losing battle for years and it can only get worse! The media won't bring it up so who does that leave? Have we been tough before? If my history memory serves me correctly, if you arrived at Ellis Island with active TB, you were put on a boat and sent back. Check that out. Is anyone screening these illegals? If yes, why aren't we hearing about it? Trump where are you?
Pauline, 8/6/2018 8:26 PM
ICE is essential to our country until the US has a strong Immigration policy - without it the US will not be a nation of strong laws and it will always have the same border problems.