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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

18LTR-ICE on Jul 12, 2018

Letter: Press release from 19 Senators on Resolution to Support ICE
Source: Press release from 19 Senators on Resolution to Support ICE
Nineteen U.S. Senators introduced a resolution denouncing the radical calls for the dissolution of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE performs vital functions that protect American families. Last year, agents worked tirelessly around the clock to rescue 1,422 victims of human trafficking. More than 900 of those victims were children. ICE agents also removed a million pounds of narcotics and more than 4,800 gang members from the streets of this country. Those numbers are just a small fraction of the nearly 127,000 arrests made by ICE agents last year against people who came here and committed violent crimes against law-abiding Americans. Those criminals were responsible for more than 50,000 assaults, 2,000 kidnappings and 1,800 homicides.

"I am deeply troubled by the Democrats' reckless calls to abolish ICE. Eliminating ICE shows a blatant disregard for the welfare of the American people and our nation's immigration laws," said Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA). "With the ever present threat of MS-13 and international terrorism, along with an opioid crisis being fought at our border, abolishing ICE is unthinkable. ICE officers are in the trenches fighting those threats and protecting American families from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that endanger our families. ICE deserves our gratitude and respect, not scorn and ridicule."

"Washington Democrats wanting to abolish ICE, our country's immigration law enforcement agency, are essentially demanding open borders," said Sen. Cassidy (R-LA). "Assaults on ICE officers nearly tripled in 2017, so instead of attacking them, we should support them as they work to secure our borders, stop the flow of deadly drugs, break up violent gangs like MS-13, rescue human trafficking victims, and keep our communities safe."


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: ICE performs vital functions that protect American families (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
  • Headline: ICE performs vital functions that protect American families (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 4 on Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
    • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
    • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
    • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
    • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 18LTR-ICE



Republicans participating in 18LTR-ICE

Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator 
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican Challenger 
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Sr Senator 
Tom Cotton s1sAR Republican Senate challenger 
Ted Cruz s1sPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary Challenger 
Steve Daines s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Joni Ernst s1sIA Republican Challenger 
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr Senator 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Cindy Hyde-Smith s1sMS Republican candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator 
Ron Johnson s1sWI Republican Sr Senator 
John Neely Kennedy s1sLA Republican Senate Challenger 
James Lankford s1sOK Republican Senate challenger 
Mike Lee s1sUT Republican Jr Senator 
John Neely Kennedy s1sLA Republican candidate for governor 
David Perdue s1sGA Republican challenger 
Mike Rounds s1sSD Former Republican Governor (2002-2010) 
Thom Tillis s1sNC Republican Challenger 



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