Sharing a article from Refinery 29, Progressive “Squad” member Ilhan Omar (D-MN) declared Tuesday “Now is the time to #AbolishICE”
The article purports that ICE is using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretense for “targeting criminal aliens.”
According to Refinery29 “The arrests are widespread and, as of Tuesday, ICE says it detained over 2,000 people during the sweep: 63 people in Colorado and Wyoming; 122 across Utah, Montana, Nevada, and Idaho; 83 in New York City; 300 people in the Los Angeles area; and 125 in Central and South Texas.”
Tony Pham of ICE explained “The aliens targeted during this operation preyed on men, women and children in our communities, committing serious crimes and, at times, repeatedly hurting their victims” in a press release.
Many disagreed with Omar who responded to her Tweet.
Here is a small sample of replies.
No one is above the law. ICE should triple the size of their force, conduct more raids, and deport more illegal aliens. The law applies to everyone, or it applies to no one.
— rictexas (@rictexas) September 9, 2020
Nope – time for you to resign! We need to be strong and stand our ground! You need to represent all people – not just those that suit you!
— TDGB (@TDGB13) September 9, 2020
No. We need more ICE officers. Might as well get the criminal element out first.
— Betsy Madden (@HoosierMom92) September 9, 2020