Democrats Quietly Backing Down On Abolishing ICE

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By 1600 Staff

Veteran Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin say that Democrats are losing their nerve on abolishing ICE after voter backlash.

The Hill reports:

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Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin said on Wednesday that Democrats have backed off their calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because a majority of voters are against the move.”Two to one, Americans do not want to abolish ICE. That’s why the Democrats have backed off on that,” McLaughlin told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha on “What America’s Thinking.”

Various Democratic lawmakers and candidates have called to abolish the government agency amid the backlash to the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies that led to the separation of migrant families at the U.S. southern border.New York House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her Democratic primary while supporting the idea, while Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) have also indicated that they back the concept.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released earlier this month found that 54 percent of Americans polled said they wanted to keep ICE, while only 25 percent of those polled said they wanted to abolish the agency.

It seems that left wing politicians went a bridge too far on this issue. President Trump’s signature issue is border enforcement, and Democrats risked motivating the president’s supporters in their effort to energize their own in the wake of the Ocasio-Cortez victory over longtime Democrat congressman Crowley in New York. Democrats were playing with fire, and voters are ready to burn them at the polls.

RELATED: Politico Poll: Democrats Went Too Far On ICE 

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Ingrid
Ingrid
2 years ago

Keeping ICE is a no-brainer. Abolishing ICE is a “no-voter.”

Ingrid
Ingrid
2 years ago

2nd try: Keeping ICE is a no-brainer. Abolishing ICE is a “no-vote” getter.

Dennis Siebert
Dennis Siebert
2 years ago
Reply to  Ingrid

I think you mean a “No” vote getter.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

The Liberals abolish ICE movement will be hung around their necks well through the 2018 midterms along with all their other nutty goofball ideological tantrums!
Once again Liberals are their own worst enemy! #WalkAway

Pete Noffke
2 years ago

Why do I have so much trouble with this web site? It keeps saying problems are occurring with this web site

Candace L Delano
Candace L Delano
2 years ago

Trump in 2020!!!!

GE
GE
2 years ago

If we open our borders and do away with ICE and the border patrol , we will be working for 5 dollars an hour crime will go thru the roof , diseases will sky rocket that will be paid for buy US tax payers. How stupid can the liberals be ?

Sky Sinclair
2 years ago
Reply to  GE

Liberals are totally out of control in WA, in Hollywood, all around the globe and WHY? President Trump has delivered on almost every single promise he made to us on the campaign trail and those he hasn’t delivered on yet he’s work on….feverishly! So what’s all the whining, accusing, blaming, lying, scheming and gripping about?? It’s all insane and it has to stop. Our president is doing EVERYTHING that Osama Obama promised but didn’t have the fire power or brains to deliver! Then he had the unmitigated gall to say Donald Trump can’t do what he’s promising because “It simply can’t be done”. Well, don’t look now you stupid, dumb, crooked bastard, Donald IS doing what he said and he’s making YOU look just like that dumb ass man you are! Oh how I wish I could tell you that to your stupid face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PatriotInfidelInPA
PatriotInfidelInPA
2 years ago
Reply to  Sky Sinclair

Obama did everything he could do to take us down. Read “Rules for Radicals” and it will all be crystal clear. All that along with Soros billions to take us down and there is an extreme clarity as to what was going on in the 8 years under Obozo. Is Trump perfect – NO. Does he love America and fighting for it every day and fighting to defeat the globalist agenda and Agenda 21 – YES. Trump 2020; Pence/? 2024; Pence/? 2028 as it is going to take that long to clean up Obozo’s mess.

MillieK
MillieK
8 months ago

YES, YES, AND YES.!!!

vicky Huss
vicky Huss
2 years ago
Reply to  GE

So, how much, ‘more time’, do WE, the American, ‘People’,-need to ‘Put Up’, with ‘the ‘Idiots’?

Sam
Sam
2 years ago
Reply to  vicky Huss

Only until the next election.

RICK
RICK
2 years ago
Reply to  GE

they can be pretty stupid , just look at Chelsea Handler , Rob Reiner (his movie flopped , gee I wonder why) and Michael Moore . Need I say more

MillieK
MillieK
8 months ago
Reply to  GE

VERY STUPID.–

Bruno
Bruno
2 years ago

Democrats; collective stupid. They have no common sense, whatsoever. It is really unbelievable that they want to abolish ICE. Complete morons. Let be give you a tip, morons; go to #walkaway. Check out youtube and all the videos of former morons who have finally woke up and walked away from the democratic party.

Granny
Granny
2 years ago

To late to change your minds. We saw your true colors. You want to ruin America. #walk away, I did and won’t return.

winder50
winder50
2 years ago
Reply to  Granny

Right, too late, the Republicans who want to use that already have the healines to use in their ads. And if you are runnign this year, you would be foolish not to use it.

sequoyausa
sequoyausa
2 years ago
Reply to  Granny

Me, too!! Great Campaign!!

Paul Otts
Paul Otts
2 years ago

That’s got to be wrong. I’ve never seen the Dems care about what the people want!

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
2 years ago

Just what kind of a screw loose puke would ever take abolishing ICE seriously in the first place. And maybe they don’t get it but we the people don’t want ANY more wetbacks to come in and want to send the ones that sunk in packing.

Americium for Americans. God bless ICE and God bless our President..MAGA all the way,,,,, and then some.

Joseph T. Kinge
Joseph T. Kinge
2 years ago
Reply to  Mathew Mok

I agree with your philosophy, Mathew, but you need a proofreader.

Edouard D'Orange
Edouard D'Orange
2 years ago

I have one question or correction to make. The article cited “the Hill” which wrote: “Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies that led to the separation of migrant families at the U.S. southern border”. Wasn’t this Obama and previous admin’s policy? I believe that it was. Trump has changed this policy for the most part. Besides, a lot of the illegal alien adults which brought children with them were not the parents, or so I thought. So, separations of non-related people is not an issue that deserves the democrat wailing which has ensued on the issue.

Rolland Hamm
Rolland Hamm
2 years ago

The Democratic Party very effectively has gotten itself elected and very much NOT LIVED UP TO DOING WHAT IT WAS EXPECTED TO DO. The Democratic Party does what it hopes will get Democrats elected whom they will control and use to get Democrat control. I see the Democratic Party and their elected Democrat members absent caring for the United States of America. They care for the party and themselves and the caring for the country is not present in what they do.

Wendell Fountain
Wendell Fountain
2 years ago

These delusional democrats and rotten rino’s are out of their idiotic minds! Thank God ICE is here to stay!

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago

These socialist morons are intent on reducing this country to a border less state by allowing anyone and everyone free access not only to the country but to all the benefits that we tax-payers have been financing for years and without contributing a dime. No other nation in the world allows this madness and it is about time that we built the wall and repatriated all illegals one by one by one.

Dale
Dale
2 years ago

Democrat leadership promptly jumped on the bandwagon of their newly minted socialist darling and it burned them.  I love when Democrats don’t think.

Harry
2 years ago

The separation of migrant families was caused in 2014 by Obummer, not by Trump. To my recall, he issued a directive “NOT to separate families”.
Please mention these facts in your stories, as I’ve asked you before.
Thank you

topgun
topgun
2 years ago

The constituents voted the Democrats into office to do the will of those who elected them. The majority of them set their own agenda after they got in office. I believe the numbers speak for themselves. Most Democrats are in their final term. When they are voted out of office they need put on Social Security & Medicare. They will get their heads out of the clouds and find a quick fit for the programs.

Joseph T. Kinge
Joseph T. Kinge
2 years ago
Reply to  topgun

They will be on pensions for life even if they’ve only served one term and a day!

RexAlan
RexAlan
2 years ago

Only those jackasses on the left – the ignorant ,25 percent that voted to abolish ICE – would consider such a drastic measures; open borders mean we have no country or sovereinty. Wake up Americans lest we lose our basic freedoms! Vote those Marxist Dems out of office!

ROBERT MCFATE
ROBERT MCFATE
2 years ago

Now if we could just stop them on wanting open boarders and increasing taxes we would be getting somewhere! The Progressive Liberals really hate the country and will do everything in their power to regain control even if it means destroying the country. Turn it into a socialist country and geuss who will be some of the first to be eliminated!

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

The Democratic Party has stepped back on they’re call to abolish Ice because they want to get elected and be in control of Congress; Bet your bottom dollar if that indeed does happen then Ice will go bye bye, taxes will go way up , Insurance will sky rocket when they try to implement government run insurance and they will impeach our president just because they don’t like him and will start our Country toward Socialism.

Ken
Ken
2 years ago

It becomes more apparent every day that Hillary had some good describing words in her campaign, she just her mirror facing the wrong direction.

MillieK
MillieK
2 years ago

It would be so nice if Democrats would use a little common sense just once in awhile. They appeal to the fringe elements of society . Mainstream is what supports America, and we like what we are seeing from the Trump Presidency. True that he seems to have an abrasive personality, but other than that he has his head on straight insofar as regaining normalcy in the U.S. Since when did the “few” get away with telling the “many” what to do? Since Obama took office, that’s when. Obama did everything he could to destroy this country, and all the hardline Demos and RINO Reps fell right in step with him. YOU GO, PRESIDENT TRUMP! —

Steven
Steven
2 years ago

I thank God for giving the U. S. A. Donald Trump. To lead in the fight to make America great again. To give our great country back to it’s people, and to nurse both back to health.
I, like many others, had only a spark of hope left for our country. It was looking as though the Clinton’s, and Obama had won. Except for a civil war. PRAISE GOD, and…Thank YOU MR. PRESIDENT for picking up the torch.

Pete Dosado
Pete Dosado
2 years ago

“Abolish Ice” was a stupid idea born from a need to shout something to rouse the crowd! Dumb idea started by Socialist/Liberal/Demwits! Now they are backing away from it like cowardly crabs! Here is a better idea: Abolish Money! Since money is said to be the root of all evil, then abolishing it makes perfect sense to the pot smokers! And no need to get a job because everything will be free! Just take what you need, but stay away from the over muscled dudes who already claimed what you wanted!

John Houghton
John Houghton
2 years ago

Keep hammering them anyway. Keep them on the defensive. Remind the public with video and statements and socialists calling for this. Never let up.

John Lininger
John Lininger
2 years ago

Democrats have no story, let alone solutions, for America. Patriots are by nature hard working people who want to take of their families. Wouldn’t you know the democrats have a
Plan to think about. They want to take your hard earned dollars and tell you what’s best for you. And, by the way, they want you to pay for the freeloaders. Not a chance Americans will elect democrats. Take it to the bank

Rich
2 years ago

From when I was a young person it was always said politicians just wanted to take your tax dollars and fill thier pockets with it and republicans were the worse one, but now it’s he other way around the dems are mostly the ones wanting to do this just look at the Clintons, but now we have a guy who already has the money and don’t owe anyone. That is why he is doing such a great job and that is why the politicians ( dems & the rings don’t like him) he upset thier apple cart and the rest of the people who don’t like him Are the no-counts who just want free stuff handed to them. Keep up the good work Mr. Pres. the people who work and support their families will always have your back, the rest don’t count.

Ed
Ed
2 years ago

A O-C is a complete airhead and sociopath (that Hillary wild “smile”). Perfect for a left wing political position.

Pineapple
Pineapple
2 years ago

Lets keep ICE and abolish Democrats!

Lisa K Gibson
2 years ago

The Dems are desperate for a true leader. They s my get very far with Clinton, Warren or Billing and learning them.

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

We need to keep Congress Republican and add more GOP in Congress!

Pedro Colussi
2 years ago

Our Great President Mr TRUMP is been attacked by All forces of evil in the camp of the demonRats . But We the Deplorables have the Big gun , “PRAYING” . I am asking to all of You to constantly talk to & pray to GOD the Father & Jesus the Son to protect & guide our President .
Lets do it to MAGA , & vote TRUMP’s type of Republicans everywhere all the time except paul ryan & mitch mcconnell .
mueller is not only corrupt , evil & traitor , he’s a thief , he’s after the money he’s cashing in & will streach it as long as he can .
Mr Sessions why are You NOT doing your job & fire rosenstein & mueller & all the other creepy crooks .

Nobama
Nobama
2 years ago

Yet, voters can’t see Democrats have ZERO integrity and will obfuscate when winning is the only goal.

Jondarmes
Jondarmes
2 years ago

Past time to tell your representatives to go with Trump, or go the hell home. MAGA, OR ELSE!!!

Julia
Julia
2 years ago

IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED IN THE FIRST PLACE!

Keith D
Keith D
2 years ago

Libs will back down only as long as they are out of power! Do NOT be fooled!!!!

Ralph Ormsbee
2 years ago

They are changing because of the vote because that is all they want in the door then they will do what ever the they please because they are all communisst they talk out of the side of the mouth that gets them in. Greene he is going to stop Trump coming to his home in ?Florida what the hell cloud has he been on he is smoking some good stuff

Fred P
Fred P
2 years ago

Pineapple I love your quote and I think it should go viral because that is just what we should do because all they want is to obstruct obstruct obstruct and do anything to hurt this duly elected president. They want there power back to do nothing but destroy this great country. There platform is built with bulsarwood and immigrants only mean votes to them

John Boyer
John Boyer
2 years ago

I hope everyone remembers that once the democrats come up with something they never let it go. But their poll numbers are in freefall. They won’t forget it but the next time they are in power is when they will sneak it through just like they ddid with obama ccare. Late at night behind locked doors

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
2 years ago

Dems look you in face smiling / pat you on back while lies out of mouth, and stab you in back every chance they get.

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
2 years ago

Do not believe them people, if they get control abolishing ICE will be their #1 goal!!! They are Professional Liars, saying anything to get your votes!!

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
2 years ago

Term limits is the only good answer. Please Mr. Donald Trump, continue fighting for We The People ??

Joani
Joani
2 years ago

Always pay attention to what the Republicans do JUST BEFORE the LEFT goes into emotional overdrive on their new “catastrophe of the day” rant and chants. There’s usually some really big and important news about a breakthrough in exposing the Deep State or something similar that they DON’T want the press and media to dwell on, so they have lined up an emotional catastrophe to bury the truth. Remember “Wag the Dog?” – that’s what this is. Distract everyone with a shiny object (the more emotion-laden, the better!) so they don’t hear the true news about Comey, Clinton, Mueller, et al. Get everyone busy debating emotional issues and find a way to put the conservatives/Republicans in the guilty hot seat until the “crisis of truth exposed” is “old news” so then it’s “What difference does it make?”! Wise up and recognize it for what it is! Then keep talking about and calling in about and writing about what the truth really is!

K
K
2 years ago

Of course they’re caving on abolishing ICE, they were just trying to sound important while realizing ICE protects all of us from more than just illegals.
How come most wouldn’t vote when McConnell called their bluff & forced them to vote. Most used their time to discuss child separation and ignore the vote. Bunch of lying losers they are!

Bill Cash
2 years ago

In my lifetime I have seen some dirty pos in the political area of Washington DC. And I’m an old man. But these sobs take the whole biscuit. Why in hell would we want to throw open the doors to the nation for every crook and terrorist to just walk in. Half of these kids don’t even belong to the people who brought them. Some were bought, some were kidnapped, and some were loaned by their real parents. The separation was for the safety of the children. This bunch of democrats in D.C have got to be the dumbest, crookedest batch of bastards ever thrown together. I sincerely hope they don’t gain any power in November. Everyone who cares about the homeland had better get to the polls and see that they don’t.

ME White
ME White
2 years ago

They may campaign to keep ICE but if they are voted in they will change their tune and abolish ICE!!

Robert Bruccoleri
Robert Bruccoleri
2 years ago

Not to mention that the more illegals arrive to U.S. the more the rent is going to increase and taxpayers have to pay more to build more schools. Because they get free education and taxpayers pay billions to build more schools.

Larry Baker
Larry Baker
2 years ago

Who wants to vote for a party that is constantly changing their minds and morals!

F. J. Garza
2 years ago

Abolishing ICE is an absurd idea. Socialists may take it to a lower profile before the November election but are unlikely to give up on it. F. J Garza

Cacs
Cacs
2 years ago

Democrats changing their minds on ICE AND open boarders need to change their party to Republicans.
The Republican work hard for a living and earn their way. Democrats expect everything free and do not think they have to earn their way. I don’t understand why so many young people believe that the Democrats have valuesas they do not! Earn your way and be proud in yourself – you will find you like yourself and are proud to be An AMERICAN!

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

Just remember that they WANTED TO ABOLISH ICE when you vote in November!!

N
N
2 years ago

‪Expose/boycott,prosecute all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberals demoncrats post-haste ,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump! Vote Republican in November, no RINOs, please!‬

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