Ilhan Omar Declares “Now is the time to Abolish ICE”

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.