Acting ICE Director Torches Dems Who Are Calling to Abolish ICE: They ‘Don’t Know What They Are Talking About’

To Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matt Albence, those who are calling for the elimination of the agency are wrong to do so.

Albence dismissed during Friday’s “Fox & Friends” interview the labeling by some Democrats comparing migrant detention facilities to “concentration camps.”

“They’re safe, they’re humane, they’re secure, the individuals are not there for punitive purposes, they’re not being punished for a sentence or a criminal violation,” he said of the facilities. “They’re being detained, pending their immigration proceedings, prior to their removal.”

He added that those facilities “were not made for long-term detention” and called on Congress for the funding to address the border situation. “They’ve failed to do so,” he said.

Pushing back on the call to eliminate the agency, Albence said:

“Those people that say they want to abolish ICE really don’t know what they are talking about. If you want to abolish ICE, what you’re saying is that you don’t want 140,000 criminals removed from the country every year. What you’re saying is you don’t want the 44,000 criminal arrests that each made last year to be made. What you’re saying is you don’t want the 1,300 children that were saved from sexual exploitation and human trafficking actively engaged in that kind of victimization being saved. You’re saying you don’t want to have a secure country, you want to close down Visa security posts which stops terrorists and bad actors overseas.”

“So you really don’t know what you’re talking about or you haven’t taken time to learn about our agency if you want to go out there to say things like that,” he added.

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Last year, 2020 Democratic hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for getting “rid of ICE, reimagine it and build something that works” because, as she claimed, “it doesn’t work.” Her remarks were met with criticism from now-former acting ICE director Mark Morgan, who blasted the “reckless, irresponsible rhetoric” and said the U.S. “will absolutely be less safe” if ICE were abolished.

However, currently, Gillibrand is among several other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls who don’t want to abolish ICE but rather restructure it, according to The Washington Post. This includes Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), among several other presidential contenders.

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is one of the few Democratic presidential candidates entirely calling to abolish ICE.

De Blasio previously made it clear that he believes self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is “right” when saying ICE should be eliminated.

Ocasio-Cortez has made the call to abolish ICE, including her recent claim to get rid of the entire Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — which includes ICE.

Another freshman Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) recently responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s remark on eliminating the DHS when he told IJR, “… just ask Alexandria if she had a bouncer at the bar where she worked. I bet you they had a bouncer, and I bet you she probably wouldn’t want to work if they didn’t.”

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Jay d
Jay d

Democrats have become a joke over the past few years. The whole party has become the laughing stock of D.C. And people like AOC are going to make sure a republican stays as POTUS. And then you have people like Pelosi that are so out of touch with real people. When I hear Democrat’s I think of crazy and out of touch people like Maxine waters and al green. I don’t know who keeps electing them back into office.

william jackson

Abolish ICE—-what nonsense. D-RATs have lost their minds.

General Confusion

“The Democrats calling for the abolishment of ICE DO know what they are doing. It is part of their agenda to promote globalism and destroy the power of the United States in the world.” Gerald C Cline

Says the white nationalist.

Don’t be confused. People like him are the dangerous ones.

Phyllis Softa

I am not a supporter of abolishing ICE, but the agents on the Facebook page posting racist comments and jokes regarding migrant deaths OR the 23 day detention of Francisco Galicia, an American citizen with a copy of his birth certificate and Texas driver’s license, are NOT helping their cause. I am not a subscriber of the if a few then ALL are corrupt, but ignoring the bad apples is not helping the image of the agency.

Gerald D Cline Jr.

The Democrats calling for the abolishment of ICE DO know what they are doing. It is part of their agenda to promote globalism and destroy the power of the United States in the world.


Opposing ICE and other law enforcement is part of the Left’s agenda. It enables their “voters” and their narrative of oppression. They should be VERY CAREFUL what they wish for. Look at De Blahblah’s encouragement of hating the police, especially since he’s taught his “black” son to fear them. Consider the “mass exodus” of LEO from The Butt’s city. Some assume ONLY the “bad” or “corrupt” will leave, which speaks to a prior anti-LEO prejudice. Mass exoduses are rarely that selective. Imagine if the communities had NO law-enforcement. No one to stop you from punching shrill “shamers” in the mouth… Read more »


The dems don’t know what they are talking about in every instance.


(sarc.) Ya……let’s get rid of ICE and while were at it let’s eliminate the IRS, CIA, FBI, all Military, all state and local law officers and just have one big F’n party across the entire nation! (SARC)! Ya sure you bet……it’s a great idea that will fix everything. The only positive is we wouldn’t need a federal government….NO Congress, or Senate, or Supreme Justices, or State Department, no Secretary of State or Atty. General or IG. NO PRESIDENT……we can all do whatever the hell we want then!!!! That’s great idea………… (SARC)

What a bunch of BS RHETORIC from the Dems!





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