White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke out against recent condemnation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday, reports The Hill.
An Overview of Conway’s Statements
Conway appeared on Fox & Friends for an interview. Throughout the duration of her segment, the counselor to the president shared her thoughts regarding the increasing left-wing calls to abolish ICE.
“I don’t understand why [Democrats] talk more about abolishing ICE than abolishing ISIS,” Conway said. “We’re in very dangerous times. The men and women of ICE … they’re just doing their jobs.”
Perception of ICE officials serves as another point that strongly divides left-wing and right-wing Americans.
Many Americans expressed outrage upon learning that some migrants who illegally entered the United States were being separated from their children. Despite that outrage from some, others stated that it would not happen if the migrants entered the country via legal means. However, the bipartisan backlash became so great that Trump signed an executive order to end the separation of migrant families who cross the border illegally.