Paul Ratje – AFP / Getty ImagesU.S. Customs and Border Protection agent checks documents of a small group of migrants, who crossed the Rio Grande from Juarez, Mexico, on May 16, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (Paul Ratje – AFP / Getty Images)
Why abolish, when you can just reorganize?
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly has a plan that would essentially abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement without actually doing so, according to The Washington Times.
The article states that Mayorkas leaked his plan in a telephone conversation with “agency personnel in Texas,” in which he supposedly suggested converting ICE enforcers into “criminal investigators.”
This, of course, means thousands would no longer work to enforce illegal immigration laws, effectively slashing arrests and deportations in the effort.
Deportation officers reportedly said the plan was similar to “converting [a police department’s] beat cops to detectives, leaving nobody to