The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was established 15 years ago in response to the 9/11 attacks.
People want to abolish ICE because of Trump’s immigration policies.
Before the U.S. had a Department of Homeland Security (DHS), immigration was managed by the Department of Commerce first, and then the Department of Labor next.
Getting rid of ICE just makes America seem weak towards foreign enemies. Actually, the fact that people are even considering of abolishing the agency already makes the nation look weak.
Immigration policies and border security exists because 1.) we don’t want bad people (rapists, criminals, drug dealers, terrorists, people who’re on a government watch-list, etc.) coming into America, and 2.) we can’t evenly distribute resources like candy to the people (citizens, asylum seekers, legal immigrants, etc.) that need it the most when they’re limited and people (dishonest Americans and illegal immigrants) are already abusing the system.
So why abolish ICE? I don’t see any benefits from doing it. The founding of the agency doesn’t just show that we can fight against foreign enemies; it shows that anyone who wants to come into America has to earn America’s trust first.
Would you easily give up some of your money, land, food, medical care, clothes, etc. to a stranger who sneaks into your property and claims that he/she needs them?
(I certainly wouldn’t.)
Here’s a better example…
If you can choose who you can donate your money to, would you trust your money in the hands of beggars walking along the roads or to a shelter that helps the homeless, abused, and traumatized?
What are the costs and benefits of donating to each group of people? Which one will most likely go on to have better lives or help society in return because of your donations?
Clearly, the second option is the best choice.
I had a teacher who told the class about how she gave some money to a beggar outside of a grocery store, only to find out later that same guy drove away with donations with his BMW, which was parked at the front row of the grocery store’s parking lot. That guy was such a loser.
The Democrats have a death wish, in more ways than one – they actually want to abolish ICE. This should cost them heavily in the Midterms. Yesterday, the Republicans overwhelmingly passed a bill supporting ICE!
Honestly, I identify as “Independent”. I don’t agree with everything about Trump’s administration, and I’m not loyal to any political party.
Supporting ICE is one of the few things that I agree with from Trump’s administration.
America has already worked hard to establish good relationships with foreign leaders (ex. Pres. Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un), and we’ve spent a ton of money to fight against the war on terrorism (ex. the assassination of Bin Laden), the war on drugs, and other foreign issues that affect us domestically.
We shouldn’t get rid of ICE just because we have sympathy for foreigners that truly need help. No matter what your political affiliation is, we (or at least most of us) care about people in need. Getting rid of ICE is not the answer; there are other more sensible solutions.
If the DHS goes through restructuring after ICE is gone, or if the whole department just vanishes, and something goes wrong in America because of a foreign enemy, then people will probably cry for “another ICE” again.