Congressional Hispanic Caucus oppose abolishing ICE
Democrats’ push to abolish ICE took a dagger to the heart Thursday when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted against endorsing the policy, saying it wouldn’t solve anything.
The CHC comprises nearly 30 Hispanic Democrats in the House and Senate, and it has been a leader on immigrant-rights, so its opposition is a devastating blow to those pushing the attack on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Democrat, said they want to see major changes in immigration, but renaming an agency or moving functions around won’t achieve that.
“Simply terminating ICE fails to address President Trump’s underlying cruel immigration policies and priorities that target families and children,” she said.