There have been multiple requests from the very extreme left to dissolve ICE.... THIS IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE and will drive away voters in the solid middle, whom we need to vote for sanity on NOV. 6! There are undoubtedly substantial numbers of individuals who want to make a quick buck by importing contrabands, which are either mechanical or drug related killing machines as well as those who may be avoiding incarceration in their own countries. We have enough home grown Americans who fit this description whom we would like to EXPORT.
The extent to which members of ICE have exceeded their CONSTITUTIONAL authority have recently beenemboldened by the ranting of those in power who either neglect to realize that words have consequences or just don't care. The policy of separating minors from their parents or other caregivers without planning for reunification.... and leading to essential incarceration in the desert holding tents of Texas....is criminal and unAMERICAN, if not actually unconstitutional.
The barging into courtrooms to arrest litigants with civil or criminal complaints or who have been subpoenaed to testify as witnesses has had a chilling effect on victims of abuse filing criminal complaints for fear of being hauled away by ICE agents. Detaining those with minor infractions from years ago, or those who have served their legal penance in the distant past is exceeding the authority given to those who are charged with "protecting our borders."
Just as there has been an epidemic of police activity against those who are 'walking while black," or even "existing while black" has given a "black eye" to the thousands of well meaning and law abiding law enforcement men and women, those who have rightfully been serving the country by protecting its borders have been in many cases embarrassed by those acting out of authoritarian motives sanctioned by some "dear leaders" who have empowered their actions!!
If we are to get the change we desire on Nov. 6 and in succeeding elections, it is imperative that we keep our collective eyes on the goals!!! Do not let overzealousness destroy the possibility of making true change. Screaming for "DOWN with ICE" sounds too much like "Lock her up".... Neither is going to happen and it is just a distraction from working towards our combined goals.
Let's not become the "tea party" of the left. It didn't work then, and won't work now. Let's splash a little thawing out on the ice... and not dissolve it completely.