Calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have ratcheted up recently, with Democratic candidates and even federal agents calling for the elimination of the agency.
While some Democrats have warned that campaigning on the issue is asking for trouble in the upcoming midterms, others have embraced getting rid of the agency.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who stomped Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, ran partly on the platform of abolishing ICE.
On Thursday, the White House Press Office sent out a panicked release detailing all the ways America will be doomed if the agency, which was only created in 2003, were to be abolished.
“ABOLISHING ICE WOULD ERASE AMERICA’S BORDERS AND OPEN THE FLOODGATES TO MORE CRIME, DRUGS, AND TERRORISM,” the press release screams.
In fact, many other agencies are charged with enforcing America’s border laws.
Once the floodgates are opened, the White House insists, there’s no end to the horrors that will be unleashed upon the American people.
“Abolishing ICE would mean open borders because it would eliminate the agency responsible for removing people who enter or remain in our country illegally, including drug dealers; gang members; and child molesters, rapists, and other sex offenders,” according to the White House.
Naturally, MS-13 will be allowed to run amok.
“Abolishing ICE would allow dangerous criminal aliens—including violent and ruthless members of the MS-13 gang—to remain in American communities and inflict terrible harm on innocent American men, women, and children.”
Alongside MS-13 would facilitate the drug trade rotting the heartland with opioids.
“Abolishing ICE would mean more dangerous illegal drugs flowing into our communities, causing more Americans to needlessly suffer,” they claim, even though there are more than enough law enforcement agencies charged with keeping drugs off the street, from the DEA to small town police departments.
And finally, more terrorism.
“Abolishing ICE would mean eliminating the agency that deports aliens that pose a terrorist threat to the United States.”
“To the great and brave men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit. You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements,” President Donald Trump said.