On Monday, the White House Twitter account posted a story from mid-June ICE report. It noted two arrests ICE agents made of dangerous criminals who were in the country illegally. The tweet included a message for Democratic Sen. Kmala Harris (CA), who has said she’s open to examine ICE and, possibly, disband it to “start from scratch.”
“I think there’s no question that we’ve got to critically re-examine ICE, and its role, and the way that it is being administered, and the work it is doing. And we need to probably think about starting from scratch,” Harris told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt for “Kasie DC” (see video below).
The White House tweeted: .@SenKamalaHarris, why are you supporting the animals of MS-13? You must not know what ICE really does. Here is a link to help you out.
See the White House tweet below.
To follow is a report on the story the tweet referenced:
As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by ICE.GOV:
NEWARK, NJ – Within the past week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed two public safety threats to their respective countries of origin.
ERO officers removed Frank Adonay Gonzalez Valdez, an El Salvadoran national with MS-13 affiliations, June 15 and transferred him to the custody of El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in his home country. Gonzalez was initially encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sept. 13 when he tried to enter the U.S. without a valid nonimmigrant visa. He was entered into removal proceedings, and on May 15, an immigration judge issued him a removal order. Days later, ICE was notified that Gonzalez was the subject of an active arrest warrant in El Salvador for affiliation with terrorist organizations (MS-13).
ERO officers removed Andrew Wall, an Irish national and member of the organized crime syndicate “Cock-Wall Gang,” June 19 and transferred him to the custody of local authorities at Ireland’s Dublin Airport. Wall served time for manslaughter in his home country and was wanted there for possession of articles that can be used in theft. He entered the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program, but failed to depart by Feb. 1. 2017, in accordance with the terms of his admission. On Dec. 20, 2017, he was arrested for shoplifting and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime in South Plainfield, New Jersey. In January 2018, ERO arrested him on immigration violations and confirmed he had outstanding warrants in Ireland.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Both of these individuals were a threat to public safety,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director of ERO Newark. “The courageous and targeted efforts of our officers have ensured that there are now two less dangerous criminals in our community.”
According to the report, ICE removed or returned 226,119 aliens in fiscal year 2017.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 2, 2018
“I think there’s no question that we’ve got to critically re-examine ICE, and its role, and the way that it is being administered, and the work it is doing. And we need to probably think about starting from scratch.” pic.twitter.com/iGjC12C52o
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) June 24, 2018
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