Dem Presidential Candidates Drop ‘Abolish ICE’ from Campaign Speeches – IOTW Report

Dem Presidential Candidates Drop ‘Abolish ICE’ from Campaign Speeches


Buzzfeed reported on Wednesday leading Democrat presidential candidates have stopped using the “Abolish ICE” slogan on the presidential campaign trail in reference to calls from progressive activists to dismantle the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Following the surprise primary victory of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, leading national Democrat voices began to co-opt some of the congresswoman’s more radical campaign slogans including “Abolish ICE.” But the Buzzfeed report suggests Democrats have dropped the slogan in favor of “more popular immigration issues, like ending child separation at the border.”

Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand all voiced their support for the slogan in 2018 with Gillibrand going so far as to say it should be the “first thing” Democrats do if they retook Congress that fall.

Sanders voiced his support for the position in a Twitter thread in July of 2018 while Warren in a Facebook post around the same time stated she wanted to “rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom.”  read more

12 Comments on Dem Presidential Candidates Drop ‘Abolish ICE’ from Campaign Speeches

  1. Dropping it from campaign speeches doesn’t mean they don’t still have it on their agenda, just that they don’t want to call attention to it before the election.

  2. As always, the real ‘Elephants’ in the room never forgetting,, sure they will let it go.
    Just gonna wait for 2020 and the next Republican Donkey Punch!

  3. They still want to do it, but they realized that the majority of the American people do not want to do it, so they stopped talking about it.

  4. Doesn’t matter. They were never held accountable for denying God three (4?) times.
    Will never come up in the debates.

  5. Didn’t they FINALLY figure out, that all those “ICE” boxes outside of 7-11’s, WEREN’T immigrant detention centers? 🙄

  6. ICE is not being successful anyway. Neither is CBP because they are not being allowed to.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    “The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a law enforcement agency of the federal government of the United States tasked to enforce the immigration laws of the United States and to investigate criminal and terrorist activity of transnational organizations and aliens within the United States.[2][3] ICE has two primary components: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).”
    “ICE does not patrol American borders; rather, that role is performed by the United States Border Patrol, a unit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a sister agency of ICE.[4][5][6]”

    Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019
    “But Trump’s lie is not simply about the wall; it is about the entire phony façade that he truly wants to stop illegal immigration. It’s all a BIG, FAT LIE, folks.

    Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) recently reported the stark truth about Donald Trump’s record on illegal immigration. And like most of the things, the truth is exactly opposite Trump’s rhetoric. ALIPAC produced a factual record of Trump’s immigration policies.

    ALIPAC documents how Trump hasn’t reduced legal immigration levels like he said he would; instead he has raised them. That Trump promised to stop illegal caravans, but instead he has allowed them to enter the U.S.—and has even supplied transportation for many of these illegals, at taxpayer expense, of course. That Trump promised to end Obama’s DACA amnesty, but he has NOT ended DACA. That he promised to oppose amnesty for illegals, but he and son-in-law Jared Kushner have cut a deal with Democrats to actually INCREASE the number of illegals receiving amnesty. That he promised to end birthright citizenship, but hasn’t done it. That he promised to end sanctuary cities, but hasn’t done it. That Trump promised to end the catch-and-release of illegals. But not only has he not ended the practice, he has INCREASED the practice.”

  7. tRuth, you are such a Negative Nellie! I think you need to take a deep breath, sip on your favorite beverage, and unwind a little. In fact, that’s such good advice I think I’ll do that.

  8. They were just joking. But you can’t expect Republican men to get satire + wit + stuff.

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