Democrats should run on shutting down ICE

Filed in National by on May 17, 2018

The word fascism gets thrown around cavalierly – but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) paramilitary arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is just like what you’d expect a fascist government to set up.

Abolish ICE

Really only thing that can be done. Not that the great Eschaton Editorial Page Endorsement matters (or will even be forthcoming), but no presidential candidate is going to get many nice things said about them unless they are on board with this. It’s clearly an organization which is rotten from top to bottom, in a way that we imagine some police departments to be, but with the power of the Feds and even less legal recourse against their abuses, usually.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez shot down the federal government’s efforts to strip Daniel Ramirez Medina of his DACA status. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement had arrested and detained Ramirez last year, then falsely claimed that he was affiliated with a gang and attempted to deport him. He filed suit, alleging that ICE had violated his due process rights. Martinez agreed. His order barred the federal government from voiding Ramirez’s DACA status, safeguarding his ability to live and work in the United States legally for the foreseeable future. What may be most remarkable about Martinez’s decision, though, is its blunt repudiation of ICE’s main claim—that Ramirez is “gang-affiliated.” The judge did not simply rule against ICE. He accused the agency of lying to a court of law.

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  1. bamboozer says:

    Could not agree more, ICE has gone rogue and now seems to operate as a law unto itself.

  2. Paul says:

    Continue abolishing, including all of DHS.

  3. Teddy R says:

    no offense, but this this is about as dumb as the republicans running a few years ago on burning down the IRS.

    There are some people we really want to be taken out of the country. Just like if you lower taxes, you still need someone to collect the taxes or be there to answer a question when you call the IRS.

  4. RE Vanella says:

    When was ICE created? Do you know?

  5. RE Vanella says:

    ICE – Paramilitary arm of the DHS. Founded 2003.

    IRS – Department that manages tax remittance to the Treasury. Established 1862.

    Yeah, same thing.

  6. spktruth says:

    Serving Democrats have NO desire to take on ICE, which would be supported by a majority in this county, my opinion. Unless we elect BOLD, aggressive, progressive democrats, we will be standing in this same spot, 5, 10, 20 yrs from now. Incrementalism is their downfall No, nuts, no guts….but they are coming and don’t have nuts. Fascism is here, we are right now an Oligharcy…not a republic, and certainly not a democracy. The Imperialists are driving us over a financial cliff. Trump will keep that 40% in the wings, when Muellers report comes out, we will be in a constitutional crisis…Trump and the GOP are setting it up right now, ala…Fox News, Breitbart and other alt right, neo nazi’s and Klansman.

  7. Alby says:

    Getting rid of ICE doesn’t mean it isn’t replaced with a different agency. Just as we ought to disband the CIA and replace it with an agency that doesn’t have changing foreign regimes as part of its self-designated mission.

  8. spktruth says:

    What ICE is doing all over this country is an outrage. Taking over sheriffs office cuz they bring $$$$, to grabbing babies from their mothers as a mechanism of fear to those considering “coming to Amerikka”, all to propagandize for keeping hated alive in the Trump base,
    Just watched TCM “Hitler Lives”, even historians and producers knew the nazis who came to the US, never gave up their ideals. The movie touches on what happened to those Nazis and how they continued their work right her in the good ole USA. Destroy all our institutions. Produce fear, hated and racism against any human daring to be different. Financial chaos..damn seems to me its already here, fascism that is.

  9. spktruth says:

    I hope Canova beats Wasserman Schultz by huge margins…its pay back time for what she did to Sanders, giving us Trumpolini.