This resolution would express the House’s support for the officers and personnel of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and denounce calls to abolish the agency as “an insult to these heroic law enforcement officers” who sacrifice every day to secure the border and protect public safety. It notes that ICE arrested 127,000 unauthorized immigrants with criminal convictions or charges in FY2017 who were responsible for 76,000 dangerous drug offenses; 48,000 assault charges; 11,000 weapon offenses; 5,000 sexual assault offenses; and 1,800 homicide offenses. Further, it notes that ICE seized more than 980,000 pounds of narcotics in FY18, including a combined 9,337 pounds of fentanyl and heroin. Finally, it expresses that abolishing ICE would allow those criminals and drugs to remain in the U.S.
As a simple resolution, this legislation is non-binding and wouldn’t advance beyond the House if passed.