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Just One in Four Support Abolishing ICE

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Washington Free Beacon
July 12, 2018

More than half of voters oppose abolishing ICE, while just a quarter support abolition, a new poll found.

54 percent of respondents to a new poll from Politico and Morning Consult support keeping the federal immigration enforcement agency. But 43 percent of Democrats want to abolish the agency, while only 34 percent want to keep it, in stark contrast to the opinions of Republicans and independents.

ICE abolition has taken off as a proposal among Democrats in recent weeks, with prominent party figures like Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) backing it. ICE abolition’s rise in prominence was driven by Democratic Socialist Alexdria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory in New York’s 14th House district primary — Ocasio-Cortez has backed abolition in her platform. Now, the issue has become front and center even in state-level races, like Governor Doug Ducey’s (R.) reelection bid in Arizona.

It’s still unclear what ICE abolition means. A bill enacting the proposal, from Rep. Mark Pocan (D., Wisc.), is expected in the near future. But an op-ed from the Congressman explicitly punted on what, exactly, would replace the nation’s interior immigration enforcement force.

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This article was posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 5:37 am

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