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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Opposes Bill to Terminate ICE

Jul 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted to oppose the “Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act”, which would terminate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Statement from CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01):

“Simply terminating ICE fails to address President Trump’s underlying cruel immigration policies and priorities that target families and children. Any federal agency charged with conducting immigration enforcement, regardless of their name or place on an organizational chart, will continue to implement Trump’s depraved immigration priorities. ICE's focus on separating families undermines national and border security by diverting resources from its necessary and legitimate responsibilities to combat human traffickers, cybercrimes, child exploitation, money launderers, and terrorist threats. The CHC is committed to holding ICE accountable and will continue to work tirelessly to reunite and protect separated families and pass legislation to permanently protect Dreamers.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.