7/12/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
The latest rallying cry from open-border Leftist is, “Abolish ICE.”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has become the boogeyman for the radical Left — inaccurately claiming ICE is separating families at the U.S. border.
The truth is, ICE has nothing to do with family separations. It is Border Patrol agents who, thankfully, catch illegal aliens at our southern border. And with the elimination of Obama-era “catch-and-release” policies, there are only two options for handling illegal immigrants:
Open the borders and allow them all to come into the United States at great expense to American culture, safety and pocketbooks;
The unrealistic options of moving straight to criminal prosecution.
Since option one would cripple the United States and option two is unfeasible, detainment and deportation are the only options.
The separations happen because illegals bring children with them across the border. The children have to go somewhere while the illegal border crosser is detained. The separation of families is due to illegals breaking the law, not due to Border Patrol agents enforcing America’s very lenient immigration policies.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing children to be detained with the law-breaking aliens. However, there is currently only room for 3,350 beds available in family detention units, compared to more than 400 illegals crossing the border every day.
However, it is not all families being separated. The United States has witnessed a surge in child and sex trafficking across our southern borders. And some of these illegals are also smuggling large amounts of illicit drugs into our country.
While the open-borders crowd demonizes ICE and our Border Patrol agents, they are keeping Americans safe.
ICE investigates cases of illegal immigration throughout the country. But they’re also protecting young children against sex trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation. The massive influx of refugees from mostly Muslim countries that participate in this barbaric child abuse ritual is causing a surge in Female Genital Mutilation for innocent girls from 3-12 years old.
Maine First Media posted the audio of testimony at the Maine Statehouse from Female Genital Mutilation survivor F.A. Cole. Cole literally fights through a panic attack to share her story in an attempt to save young Maine girls. You can listen to Cole’s emotional testimony by clicking here.
However, despite Cole’s please and a proposed ban by House Republicans, during the 2018 regular session of the legislature, Maine Democrats voted to allow Female Genital Mutilation. Unfortunately, Maine’s Somali refugee population also opposed the ban that would have helped predominately young Somali girls.
Rep. Heather Sirocki (R-Scarborough) has been one of the leading Maine lawmakers in the fight to outlaw this sickening practice. She applauds ICE for their efforts to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation in America once and for all.
“ICE should be praised for stepping forward to protect females at risk of Female Genital Mutilation,” Rep. Sirocki said. “Data involving Medicaid’s ICD-10-CM billing codes proves that taxpayers are paying to treat victims of FGM. And the Population Reference Bureau has identified hundreds of girls at risk in Maine.”
While the far-Left tries to abolish ICE, the law enforcement agency has launched a new piolet program to combat Female Genital Mutilation. ICE runs Operation Limelight in major international airport hubs, informing people that Female Genital Mutilation is a crime, whether performed in the U.S. or traveling out of the country for what refugees call, “FGM vacation cutting.”
So, when you here the unhinged Left cry for the abolition of ICE and rhetoric like, “ICE has the blood of immigrant children on its hands,” if you are against ICE, you are for human sex trafficking and Female Genital Mutilation.
Rep. Sirocki encourages Mainers to report all human rights violations — including Female Genital Mutilation — to the anonymous ICE tip line at: 1-866-DHS-2423 (1-866-347-2423).
And if you’re a victim of Female Genital Mutilation, you can make a confidential call to ICE’s victim-witness toll-free number: 1-866-872-4973.