Ilhan Omar took to the streets of Washington, D.C., after President Trump announced his new immigration plans, and she called for the abolishment of ICE.
Omar also called for a path for all illegals in the U.S. to become citizens.
Washington Free Beacon reported that Omar said, “We need to abolish ICE, and end all inhumane deportation and detention programs. We need to fight back against the criminalization of immigrants and those crossing the border. We need to create a fair and accessible path to legal status and citizenship for all undocumented people in the United States.”
Calls for abolishing ICE have diminished among Democratic presidential candidates, despite previous expressions of support. Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand said last year they favored abolishing ICE. A poll from August 2018 showed abolishing ICE had little support even among Democrats.
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I saw Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) speak on immigration today. The line that got the most applause? "Abolish ICE." Repeatedly during her speech, she talked about the supposed criminalization of immigration. @capitalresearch pic.twitter.com/PukUyK61GM
— Ashley Rae Goldenberg (@Communism_Kills) May 16, 2019
During her comments, Omar referenced calling immigrants “animals” – a call back to an event in May 2018, when the president was very clearly calling members of the MS-13 gang as “animals,” but the comment was quickly picked up by the liberal media and used as “proof” that President Trump referred to all immigrants as “animals.”
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