Democratic lawmakers want illegals to feel more comfortable by banning ICE agents from wearing clothing labeled “police.”
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, who represents Brooklyn, New York, proposed a bill that would stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from wearing clothing that identifies them as “police” during immigration raids.
“Not only are ICE raids an unconscionable attack on our most vulnerable communities, any attempt by immigration officers to deceivingly pose as local police ought to be prohibited,” Velazquez said in a statement.
“I’ve heard firsthand from families who fear reporting crime or engaging with the police due to the potential of getting caught up with immigration agents. This only makes our communities less safe.”
ICE rep Sarah Rodriguez responded by saying the word “police” accurately applies to ICE agents because it’s the “universally recognized term for law enforcement,” Fox News reported.
Rep. Velázquez joins a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who are actively trying to defy federal immigration law. Last month, a Democratic lawmaker in Massachusetts openly obstructed law enforcement in a series of Facebook posts that she has since deleted.
State Rep. Michelle DuBois admits she warned illegals of impending ICE raids on social media. DuBois also posted instructions on what to do if ICE comes to your door because you’re an illegal alien who has committed a felony (ICE usually does not come for illegals who are not felons).
The local sheriff’s department slammed DuBois, saying her warnings make it more difficult for them to do their jobs.
"It completely undermines law enforcement," Sheriff tells House Subcommittee about Brockton politician who tipped illegals off to ICE raid.
— Bristol County Sheriff's Office (@BristolSheriff) March 28, 2017
Fox News contributor Anthony Scaramucci said lawmakers need to stop obstructing justice and support enforcement of federal laws.
“I don’t know why the other side gets so sore at that,” Scaramucci said on Outnumbered (see video). “My ancestors, possibly your ancestors, we all came in the same way [legally]. Why can’t we do it in the way that’s pursuant to the law?”
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