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‘Abolish ICE’ Protest Ends With 12 Arrests, Accomplishes Nothing

Democrats sure are planting their flag in their bizarre “Abolish ICE” campaign, and that’s probably not going to play well politically for them.

As refreshing as it is to see Leftists calling for the abolition of a government agency, ICE is hardly your typical useless government agency. The Constitution is clear that national security is the primary function of our government, and those involved in securing the border and enforcing immigration laws are doing just that.

The majority of Americans haven’t even heard of Democrats’ calls to “abolish ICE,” and for Dems, that’s probably a good thing. Of those aware of the campaign, just 21 percent of respondents said they support abolishing ICE, while 44 percent said they oppose it. Regardless, new Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on abolishing ICE, while Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, California Sen. Kamala Harris, and New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand have all come out swinging against the agency. (RELATED: Gillibrand Becomes The First Senator To Call For Abolishing ICE).

According to the Daily Wire, “An ‘Abolish ICE’ protest in Columbus, Ohio on Monday went completely off the rails when activists decided to make an important statement about dismantling immigration enforcement and opening up the borders by . . . suspending a woman from a giant wooden contraption, duct-taping a dude to the base, and then chanting ‘F*** the Police!’ for the news cameras. The Columbus Dispatch’s Abbey Marshall was on the scene at the ill-conceived protest to provide some live updates, photos, and videos for posterity.”

You can view some of their photos of the protest below:

The reporter quoted above, Abbey Marshall, said that police informed her 12 anti-ICE protesters were arrested for a portfolio of offenses, including disorderly conduct, trespassing, and resisting arrest. Their protest tactics were typical of the Left – mainly chanting mindless slogans in unison, and blocking off roads. (RELATED: Federal Officers In Riot Gear Descend On ICE Facility In Portland, Kick Out Protesters).

Last year, ICE made nearly 5,000 gang arrests, including nearly 800 members of the vicious MS-13, taking them off the streets. There were also 518 human trafficking victims saved by the agency, and 904 children rescued from exploitation.

And that’s what these people are campaigning against?

Last week, as anti-ICE sentiments continue to grow, Mike Pence made it clear that under Trump’s watch the inmates won’t be allowed to run the asylum. “Today I want to make it clear to all of you and all of those looking on: under President Donald Trump, we will never abolish ICE.” And no amount of mindless Leftist slogans will change that.

The more Democrats support the “abolish ICE” movement, the more they alienate themselves from the average American, further hurting their electoral chances during the 2018 midterms, and that’s a good thing.

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