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house Bill H.R. 6361

Should ICE be Abolished & its Duties Transferred to Other Agencies?

Argument in favor

ICE has strayed too far from its original enforcement activities, ignored congressional oversight, and violated the human rights of those it’s detained. It should be abolished and its core duties transferred to other relevant agencies that still have the public confidence.

David's Opinion
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07/21/2018
ICE has it’s own agenda that reflects the worst American impulses. It is a bastion of racism and paramilitary vigilantism. We can do better and need to start from scratch.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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07/21/2018
Transferred BACK. Let’s be correct. It’s duties transferred BACK to the agencies that had them. ICE is a post-9/11 construct that got its authority and duties by taking them from other agencies. It hasn’t worked, like most post-9/11 panic responses. Let it go.
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Katherine's Opinion
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07/21/2018
Yes! ICE as it now functions is dehumanizing and racist. The practices currently used need to be modified with humanity. The problem I see with using the term “Abolish ICE” plays into the narrative the liberals want open borders and immigration chaos. I wish the term “Reform ICE” were used instead. No one wants open borders. But we do want laws followed with human dignity recognized.
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Argument opposed

ICE is a legitimate and necessary law enforcement agency that helps to keep criminal unauthorized immigrants and illegal drugs out of the country. Alternatively, it should be abolished and there should be no enforcement of immigration laws.

Anthony's Opinion
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07/21/2018
Wow! This is crap. If you would have told me, growing up in the 80’s, that there would come a time in this country that the concerns of illegal immigrants would take precedence over the citizens I would have laughed my ass off. It’s very unfortunate that, according to the Democratic Party (led by George Soros), that’s how America should be. Sometimes this doesn’t seem like the same country I grew up in and spent half my life defending in the military.
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James's Opinion
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07/21/2018
Get off of this ICE stuff and quit sniveling! ICE dies what We the taxpayer and responsible citizens pay them to do! Go after Illegals and deport them! Who in their right mind would want ICE gone! If you transfer their duties to their agencies then that’s what other agencies would have to do anyway! Then all you sniveling crybaby lefties would still be whining about those agencies! Grow Up!
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FreeAmerica's Opinion
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07/21/2018
Absolutely not! The abolishment of ICE argument doesn’t have enough ground to stand on let alone keep being entertained in congress. ICE has actually been doing there jobs and doing them well! If you want to reform government agencies, let’s start with the very overreaching and treasonous FBI and NSA.
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What is House Bill H.R. 6361?

This bill would convene a commission of experts to provide Congress with a roadmap for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and transferring its functions to other relevant agencies within one year of this bill’s enactment. The commission would develop a new immigration enforcement regime that complies with international human rights laws and the U.S. Constitution. It’d provide recommendations for transferring ICE’s duties related to financial crimes, cybercrimes, trade fraud, human trafficking, and drug smuggling to other agencies. Congress would then consider those recommendations prior to the termination of ICE.

The commission would total 17 members, including 9 individuals from civil society and immigrant rights organizations; and two individuals appointed by each of the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Senate Minority Leader.

Impact

ICE personnel; relevant federal agencies; members of the Commission; and Congress.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 6361

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

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In-DepthSponsoring Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced this bill to abolish ICE and transfer its duties to other federal agencies:

“President Trump’s blanket directive to round up and target all undocumented immigrants underscores the unchecked power which ICE has used to terrorize our communities. From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants, to targeting families outside churches and schools, the president is using ICE as a mass-deportation force to rip apart the moral fabric of our nation. Sadly, President Trump has so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively. As a result, the best path forward is this legislation, which would end ICE and transfer its critical functions to other executive agencies.”

House Republicans introduced and passed a resolution expressing support for ICE, with Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) explaining:

“Some Democrats have launched an assault against ICE and other law enforcement agents who secure our borders. Their calls to abolish ICE are reckless and put our national security interests at risk. Americans support law and order and sovereign borders. ICE plays a crucial role for our nation’s security and their service should be respected.”

This legislation has the support of 8 cosponsors, all of whom are Democrats.


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Summary by Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force - Sgt. Andrew Satran / Public Domain)

AKA

Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act

Official Title

To establish a Commission tasked with establishing a humane immigration enforcement system, terminate Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes.

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      house Committees
      Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 12th, 2018
    ICE has it’s own agenda that reflects the worst American impulses. It is a bastion of racism and paramilitary vigilantism. We can do better and need to start from scratch.
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    Wow! This is crap. If you would have told me, growing up in the 80’s, that there would come a time in this country that the concerns of illegal immigrants would take precedence over the citizens I would have laughed my ass off. It’s very unfortunate that, according to the Democratic Party (led by George Soros), that’s how America should be. Sometimes this doesn’t seem like the same country I grew up in and spent half my life defending in the military.
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    Transferred BACK. Let’s be correct. It’s duties transferred BACK to the agencies that had them. ICE is a post-9/11 construct that got its authority and duties by taking them from other agencies. It hasn’t worked, like most post-9/11 panic responses. Let it go.
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    Yes! ICE as it now functions is dehumanizing and racist. The practices currently used need to be modified with humanity. The problem I see with using the term “Abolish ICE” plays into the narrative the liberals want open borders and immigration chaos. I wish the term “Reform ICE” were used instead. No one wants open borders. But we do want laws followed with human dignity recognized.
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    Get off of this ICE stuff and quit sniveling! ICE dies what We the taxpayer and responsible citizens pay them to do! Go after Illegals and deport them! Who in their right mind would want ICE gone! If you transfer their duties to their agencies then that’s what other agencies would have to do anyway! Then all you sniveling crybaby lefties would still be whining about those agencies! Grow Up!
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    Absolutely not! The abolishment of ICE argument doesn’t have enough ground to stand on let alone keep being entertained in congress. ICE has actually been doing there jobs and doing them well! If you want to reform government agencies, let’s start with the very overreaching and treasonous FBI and NSA.
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    ICE was started by the republicans after 9/11, which it would not have stop that, it was not the Mexican, it was Arabs in Afghanistan! They are not stopping Russian or any other country from entering the US. The republicans seem to ignore the real threat to our democracy? It not the Mexican, even thou the republicans and the right push that idea. In other countries ice would be, SS, the mafia, thugs, and etc, basically the criminal element of government. I’ve come to the conclusion the “R” in racists, Republicans, right supremacist, red states, NRA, alter right and the pro life all belong and beholding to the Russian government (R)! Your dark government is corporations!
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    ICE does their job and does it well. Stop punishing law enforcement for the unfortunate circumstances people bring upon themselves when they break the law.
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    Not only should ICE be abolished, they should be prosecuted. No matter the immigration status of an individual, they are a human being. Time and time again, ICE has been needlessly cruel and violent toward immigrants. ICE is a 15-year-old institution. The US was better off without it. In such a short amount of time, ICE has ruined so many lives, destroyed so many families, and have traumatized so many children in unspeakable ways. It’s time these monsters are held accountable for their human rights violations.
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    ABOLISH THE ICE - - - HELL NO DEMOCRATS I’m in extremely opposed to the H.R. 6361 -Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act bill which would convene a commission of experts to provide Congress with a roadmap for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and transferring its functions to other relevant agencies within one year of this bill’s enactment. The commission would develop a new immigration enforcement regime that complies with international human rights laws and the U.S. Constitution. It’d provide recommendations for transferring ICE’s duties related to financial crimes, cybercrimes, trade fraud, human trafficking, and drug smuggling to other agencies. Congress would then consider those recommendations prior to the termination of ICE. This is nothing more tan another Democratic attempt to hinder attempts to not only prevent further infiltration of illegals entering the country but additionally the tracking down of criminal illegals such as MS13 and their capture and. Deportation back to their home country. We don’t need in the continuing inhuman activities being seen by many of the criminal illegal immigrants. ICE is a legitimate and necessary law enforcement agency that helps to keep criminal unauthorized immigrants and illegal drugs out of the country. Alternatively, ICE should NOT be abolished and there should be STRICT enforcement of immigration laws. 7*21*18 .....
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    Yes! We don’t need ICE! It was created in the mass hysteria following 9/11. Their work can be done by other law enforcement agencies including border control. Ordinary police departments can handle this kind of work. We don’t need an agency that the President can use to terrorize minority communities and violate our human rights.
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    Nope
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    Absolutely no. iCE has extremely important functions such as preventing drugs, weapons, drug dealers, drug cartels, criminals & terrorists from entering this country.
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    This is a joke right?
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    ICE was established as a method to protect the country for TERRORISTS. It is a militarized gang of fascist bullies 17 years later, marginalizing human rights in exchange for authoritarian marshal policing of Americans that live near the border. ICE and the TSA both need to be fully reformed and updated to be ran by bright young people who aren't basement dwelling baby boomers afraid of fake cold wars, taking bribes from corporate America to bury their heads while Trump sells us out to Moscow and his handler, Putin. God have mercy on our children, he knows that the baby boomers in leadership have damned us all.
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    No. Not ever. Regardless of how the libtards scream.
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    Unless we are talking about dividing up the responsibilities to make immigration control more effective by being less encumbered, this is a bunch of leftist crap.
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    ICE is a law enforcement agency whose duties extend beyond immigration. If people don't like the immigration laws as they exist then they should implore their Congressmen/women to engage in bipartisan talks to reform the immigration laws.
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    ICE is the American equal of “the Nazi Allgemeine SS, which was responsible for enforcing the racial policy of Nazi Germany and general policing.” That Wikipedia entry should be copied to the ICE Wikipedia page, but replace “Nazi Germany” with “the Trump Administration.” Also wondering why Countable went directly to no immigration control if ICE goes
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    To those who think ICE is racist or has it’s own agenda, you’re idiots. The brave members of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement enforce the law and protect this nation. God bless them all!
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