In a new interview this week, progressive “squad” member Rashida Tlaib calls for defunding ICE, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS.)
Tlaib was asked how to “turn the tide” of preventing illegal migrants from entering the United States and responded “Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS.”
“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,” she added.
“This approach is something that many, especially the new members of Congress, are coming with full force and pushing back against this idea,” Tlaib acknowledged. “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.”
Phillip Holloway, appearing on Fox News, argued Tlaib’s plan would lead to “chaos” and “anarchy.”