Over the course of this year, various progressives have raised questions about the necessity of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This largely comes in response to the crackdowns against illegal immigration in addition to controversial treatment of migrants at the Southern border.
There are many progressives who take serious issue with the manners in which they believe ICE is conducting business. Therefore, numerous politicians who identify as progressives have begun calling for the elimination of ICE altogether.
One of the politicians who falls into this category just so happens to be House Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Like many other Democrats, Tlaib maintains that ICE is simply not necessary and doing more harm than good in America. The congresswoman explained her reasons for wanting to end ICE during a recent podcast interview.
A Closer Look at the Push to End ICE
Tlaib’s segment on the Authentically Detroit podcast aired earlier this week. During this time, the congresswoman alleged that the United States successfully existed without ICE prior to the events of 9/11. After making this declaration, Tlaib then went on to further explain her position.