Report from Washington: ICE Keeps Our Nation Safe

Press Release

Date: July 18, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Immigration

The Fake News and their liberal allies in the Democratic Party have been on a recent tirade to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that most folks know as ICE.

They call the men and women who work for ICE all sorts of vile names and accuse them of atrocities ... just more Fake News. Democrats in Congress have even introduced legislation to abolish ICE. Such an action would fit perfectly with their advocacy of open borders and sanctuary cities.

I believe a nation that can't control its borders will lose its sovereignty. That's why I strongly support President Trump's border wall.

I also contend that a nation should and must enforce its own immigration laws in order to keep the nation secure and communities safe. That's why I also strongly support ICE.

Why do we need ICE?

Most folks across our state watched the news recently in utter horror when they learned of the beheading of a 13-year-old Huntsville girl named Mariah Lopez and the brutal murder of her grandmother.

This horrendous crime not only happened in our backyard, but it was carried out by two lawless thugs -- one an illegal immigrant - involved with the violent Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel.

Brave ICE agents work hard every day and put their lives on the line to keep us safe. We should honor their service. They are law enforcement officers just like our county sheriff and city police. They deserve respect and gratitude.

Here are a few recent actions by ICE that you won't hear from the Fake News.

ICE is currently searching for a violent MS-13 gang member accused of running a prostitution ring on the East Coast.

ICE recently arrested 37 criminal illegal aliens in New Jersey of which 16 were previously arrested and released by Middlesex County -- a self-declared sanctuary county.

Since 2003, ICE has arrested over 16,000 people for child exploitation through Operation Predator.

I am proud of the brave men and women of ICE and the work they do. I will continue to support ICE in Congress. I also urge Congress to make President Trump's border wall a priority. Americans are in danger if we don't make it happen soon. What happened in Huntsville could happen anywhere. Our great state and country deserve better.

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