Dem reps push legislation to abolish ICE. Polled voters favor keeping it

· July 11, 2018  
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Mark Pocan
Mark Pocan, D-Wisc. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call | Getty Images

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., is proposing legislation to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The legislation, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., both of whom are immigrants, would “shutter the agency, probe whether its agents had flouted international law, and create a special commission to rethink how the federal government handles asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants,” the Post said.

A recent poll from Politico showed that only 25 percent of voters agreed that ICE should be abolished; 54 percent were in favor of keeping the federal bureau.

Socialist Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, actress Cynthia Nixon, and Antifa-booster Keith Ellison have been among the loudest in the call to abolish ICE.

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Author: Carmel Kookogey