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Tlaib Says 'We Must' Defund ICE, CBP, DHS: They 'Terrorize Migrant Communities'

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) says agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are incapable of guiding migrants through the immigration system and should be defunded.

During an interview with Just Futures Law on Wednesday, Tlaib was asked about the Biden administration’s push for more money for border technology for Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS,” she replied.

Tlaib added, “Time after time we have seen it as advocates on the ground, as human services agencies on the ground continue to see over and over again, that these agencies are inept to humanely guiding migrants through our immigration system and instead they further continue to terrorize migrant communities located within our communities.”

Watch her comments below:

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Just Futures Law is a legal group that fights for “a future beyond deportation and criminalization,” as Fox News notes.

She went on to explain this approach is something “that many, especially the new members of Congress, are coming with full force and pushing back against this idea.”

Tlaib added, “They rename this kind of militarization or targeting in a very inhumane way of our immigrant neighbors, but when it comes down to it it is the same thing – which is targeting communities of color in a way that to me very much violates human rights and dignity for so many of our communities.”

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Calling for more immigration reform, Tlaib continued, “We are far from even getting to that conversation because people are distracted with these for-profit, corporate greed approaches that are coming to experiment on our immigrants and our border… And I say ‘enough.'”

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