An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official explained during a hearing on Tuesday that if Democrats abolish ICE, minority communities will be victimized the most by the move.
“Mr. Albence, what if we just decided to abolish ICE?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) asked Matthew T. Albence, Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at ICE. “What would be the impact on our country in terms of public safety?”
“The public safety impact would be huge,” Albence replied. “In addition to immigration enforcement that we do, which as I mentioned previously, we arrested 127,000 individuals with criminal convictions and arrests last year. Our Homeland Security Investigations branch does a significant amount of work, all tremendous work, with regard to drugs and narcotics, child predators, cybercrime.”
Albence proceeded to explain that it is nearly impossible to have effective border security without having an immigration enforcement unit that operates in the interior of the U.S.
“If ICE was no longer in existence and no longer enforced our laws in the interior of the United States, would the primary victim of that be the minority communities in which many of these people operate?” Cornyn asked Albence.
“These minority communities are the primary victims now because these individuals are involved in gang activity and other criminal activity and generally they commit those crimes against those in the same communities in which they reside,” Albence responded.
During the hearing, Albence had to explain to a Democratic senator that illegal aliens are illegal aliens because they break U.S. federal immigration laws.