WASHINGTON — Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a bill that would abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in an apparent political attempt to force Democrats to take a side on a hot-button issue that is increasingly popular among the liberal base.
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The Hill reported on Thursday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would bring the bill, introduced by Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, to the floor for a vote.
- Republicans are gearing up to force a vote on plans from the left wing of the Democratic Party to abolish the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
- In a vote, Republicans would be forcing vulnerable Democrats to show their hand on a polarizing position that is important to the Democratic base.
Republicans will hold a vote on abolishing ICE — forcing Democrats to show their hand
Pocan and a group of other Democrats in the far-left Progressive Caucus put forth the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act on Thursday.
The bill and its supporters say ICE has strayed from its original mission since its creation in 2003. The bill would establish a commission tasked with creating “a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals,” according to a summary of the legislation.
“President Trump’s blanket directive to round up and target all undocumented immigrants underscores the unchecked power which ICE has used to terrorize our communities,” Pocan said in the statement. “From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants, to targeting families outside churches and schools, the president is using ICE as a mass-deportation force to rip apart the moral fabric of our nation.
“Sadly, President Trump has so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively. As a result, the best path forward is this legislation, which would end ICE and transfer its critical functions to other executive agencies.”
The move to push for a vote on the bill is in direct contrast with what House Speaker Paul Ryan has repeatedly hammered home — that he would not allow a vote on an immigration bill that President Donald Trump would not sign.
Even if the bill does not fail on the House floor, as it almost certainly would, Trump would need to sign it, an even less likely outcome. The likelier reason Republicans would allow a vote on abolishing ICE would be to create a dilemma for some Democrats would risk angering their constituencies, their party’s leadership, or the broader Democratic base with their vote.
Ryan called the plan “the craziest position I’ve ever seen” on Thursday while also reiterating his stance that any immigration bill would need the confidence and support of Trump.
The Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act would:
- Convene a commission of experts to provide a roadmap for Congress to implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals. This will include transferring issues like organized crime, drug smuggling, and human trafficking to other government agencies that are well-equipped to handle them and have proven track records of transparency, accountability and compliance with the law;
- Prior to the termination of the agency, direct Congress to act on the recommendations authored by the commission, including the transfer of necessary functions to relevant agencies and the implementation of the new immigration enforcement regime; and
- Terminate the agency within one year of enactment.
The legislation is cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03),
Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09),
Jim McGovern (MA-02),
José E. Serrano (NY-15),
Adam Smith (WA-09),
Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07).
The bill text of the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act is available here.
A fact sheet on the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act is available here.
A section-by-section breakdown on the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act is available here.
Illegal Immigrant Beheads 13-Year-Old Girl in Alabama – Media Blackout
posted by Tif Morgan:
The U.S. mainstream media is refusing to report on a barbaric crime involving an illegal immigrant working for a Mexican drug cartel who allegedly forced a 13-year-old Alabama girl to watch the murder of her grandmother, before driving the child into the woods and cutting her head off with a knife.
Two men, Yoni Martinez Aguilar and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, are being held in the Madison County Alabama Jail on charges of capital murder. Palomino is also being detained on hold by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
This series of events didn’t occur in a violent cartel-run city in Mexico or South America. It occurred just outside of Huntsville, Alabama. Drug cartels have been allowed to cross the border and are now operating with impunity in the United States.
Astonishingly, the mainstream media has failed to report on the barbaric crime. Mainstream media outlets are now choosing to suppress horrific news stories involving illegal immigrants out of fear the news will convince ordinary Americans that President Trump’s border policies are necessary in 2018.
Many media outlets believe stories like this one, involving the beheading of a 13-year-old girl on American soil, will turn the public mood against the Democrats’ longstanding open borders policies and represent the final nail in the globalist coffin.
Israel Palomino and Yoni Aguilar have been arrested and charged with capital murder in Alabama.
What happened in Alabama?
According to authorities, the now deceased grandmother, Oralia Mendoza had been roped into assisting the drug cartel, and had provided help to the two men who murdered her and her granddaughter in the days leading up to her death.
BLP reports: Just days before her murder, on June 2, Oralia Mendoza joined the two men in picking up a quarter kilo of meth in Norcross, Georgia. It was on their trip back after picking up the drugs that the two men grew suspicious of Mendoza.
They felt that Mendoza may have been in contact with law enforcement authorities, and that she may have been setting them up for a drug sting. So on June 4th, Aguilar and Palomino woke up Mendoza, and her 13-year old daughter Mariah Lopez, telling them that they needed to leave immediately and get to a safe location.
After waking up the two, Aguilar and Palomino drove them to Moon Cemetery in Owens Cross Roads, AL. According to testimony by Aguilar, Palomino and Mendoza got into an argument at the cemetery which escalated until Palomino murdered the grandmother as her 13-year old granddaughter watched on. It was because Lopez was a witness to the murder that Palomino ordered Lopez to join him in a secluded area nearby.
In the secluded area, Aguilar told investigators that Palomino ordered him to kill the 13-year-old girl.
Aguilar told investigators he was holding the knife when Palomino grabbed his arm and moved it back and forth in a “sawing motion,” with which the girl was beheaded.
Aguilar said he participated in the slayings out of fear.
“He said he was fearful of Israel,” Rutherford testified, according to AL.com.
Yoni Aguilar at a preliminary hearing on July 12, 2018. (Source: WAFF)
It only took three days for the body to be found by a local farm boy, and Lopez’s mother came forward just 30 minutes after police issued a description of the deceased.
Palomino and Mendoza are being held without bail. Palomino is also being detained on hold by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is yet another case of an illegal immigrant, working in the illicit drug trade, committing a horribly violent crime inside the United States.
It also gives merit to claims made by President Donald Trump that illegal immigrants are bringing drugs and crime over the border.