Pence on ICE: It Will Never Be Abolished Under Trump's Presidency


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Pence on ICE: It Will Never Be Abolished Under Trump's Presidency

Pence addressed the #abolishICE in a speech at their headquarters Friday.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Abolishing ICE would mean more drugs, more child exploitation and human trafficking and would leave a door open for terrorists to come into the country much easier," said Vice Pres. Mike Pence, speaking at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C., Friday.

"Under Pres. Donald Trump, ICE will never be abolished," said Pence, citing what he called a liberal editorial in the Washington Post, which said ICE exercising legitimate functions of the government and protecting the American people.

Pence recited statistics from 2017, saying ICE agents seized drugs and helped take down human and child traffickers, besides removing nearly 300,000 people who were in the country illegally. Pence said ICE agents have stopped MS13 gang members, made 33,000 arrests and taken one million lbs. of narcotics.

"Most touchingly to me, as a father, ICE agents rescued 518 human trafficking victims and 904 children subject to child exploitation," said Pence. He vowed that under the Trump administration ICE would always have the resources they need, and would never be abolished.

Pence said it's fine for the American people to have opinions and express them. But, threats against agents and their families must stop.

He also addressed politicians who are calling for the abolition of the agency.

"These spurious attacks on ICE by our political leaders must stop," said Pence, who said that attacks on ICE agents tripled in 2017.

Pence called ICE agents American heroes, as he did all law enforcement officers. He described the job as a calling.

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