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O’Rourke Not Sure on Abolishing ICE

Cruz said Lopez-Obrador’s election in Mexico makes a border wall even more necessary.

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Alex Clearfield
July 5, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-16) said Wednesday “he is open to the idea of abolishing ICE practices, but not necessarily the agency itself.” Said O’Rourke, “We should abolish the practices that we’re seeing in our communities right now, where families are being torn apart…I’m open to doing whatever it takes. If it’s reorganizing the Department of Homeland Security and changing the functions of ICE, having greater accountability, abolishing that agency altogether, that’s fine. But there will still have to be enforcement of our immigration laws in this country. So whether you want ICE to do it or you want to go back to Immigration and Naturalization Services, whether you want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to do that – someone is going to enforce our federal immigration laws in this country.” (KUT)

WALL. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) “said Tuesday that the election of a ‘far-left socialist’ to the Mexican presidency underscores the need for” a border wall. Cruz: “It could really cause a problem in terms of our relationship with Mexico if he follows through on the anti-America rhetoric.” Cruz stressed, however, that he hoped Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s fiery rhetoric was limited to campaign-trail stumping and that it would not influence his foreign policy. (Texas Tribune)

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