Politics Dems who drafted bill to abolish ICE now say they'll vote against it

07:00  13 july  2018
07:00  13 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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McCarthy, R-Calif., said earlier Thursday he would place a bill to abolish ICE on the House floor later this month. In 2002 I voted against the creation of DHS and the establishment of ICE . That was the right vote .

Now Canon believes ICE should be abolished entirely. “I don’t think a lot of people have any kind of direct experience with ICE , so they don’t really know what they do or what they ’re about. If they did, they ’d be appalled,” Canon told me.

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Democrats who drafted a bill to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] suddenly announced Thursday night that they would vote against it if the legislation went to the floor, after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News he intended to call their bluff.

"We know Speaker [Paul] Ryan is not serious about passing our 'Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,' so members of Congress, advocacy groups, and impacted communities will not engage in this political stunt," Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York told The Hill and other news outlets. "If Speaker Ryan puts our bill on the floor, we plan to vote no and will instead use the opportunity to force an urgently needed and long-overdue conversation on the House floor."

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“Realistically, ICE is not going to be abolished … I think Dems would find a lot more success if they focused on how the Trump administration is tearing families apart.” “People … hate ICE ,” he said . “ Now there is some idea of a world in which we don’t deport people.

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McCarthy, R-Calif., said earlier Thursday he would place a bill to abolish ICE on the House floor later this month.

Democrats have long pushed back on the administration’s immigration policies but tensions have escalated in the past month over family separations at the border. Calls from some far-left lawmakers to abolish ICE have grown ahead of the November elections.

Former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week slammed the federal agency as being a part of a “cruel, dysfunctional immigration system” that needs “comprehensive” reform.

One of the first senators to push for eradicating ICE was Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who said last month that ICE “has become a deportation force” which should be abolished.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed Gillibrand, calling the agency “broken” and “divisive.”

“It should be abolished,” he tweeted.

As analysts point out, if Democrats vote against the proposal and kill it, it undermines their word. If they earn enough "yes" votes, Republicans could turn the issue and tie all Democrats to the crisis at the border.

Perhaps sensing trouble ahead of the primaries, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California have called instead for the agency to be restructured.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

Democratic Leaders Urge ‘Present’ Vote on ICE Resolution .
House Democrats know Republicans are looking to divide their caucus by holding a vote Wednesday on a resolution that rejects calls to completely abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. They say they aren’t going to play the GOP’s political game.Democratic leaders are not formally whipping for or against the resolution, but are urging their members to reject what they say is a political stunt by Republicans and vote “present,” according to a Democratic leadership aide.

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