With President Donald Trump taking a hard stance on illegal immigration during his first term in the Oval Office, the “resistance” has decided that it was time to demonize the brave men and women of law enforcement once again.
The office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has been the target of repeated attacks by the liberal left and their democratic deities this time around.
And while ICE has been around for decades, doing the same job that they’ve always done, that hasn’t stopped prominent liberal leaders for calling for their abolishment and comparing these law enforcement officers to the Gestapo of Nazi Germany; a tired comparison that is unfathomably offensive to those affected by the horrors of the Holocaust.
Worse yet: Data released by ICE themselves now proves that the Obama administration was a far more proficient employer of the tactic of deportation than the Trump administration, blowing an enormous hole in this already faulty liberal logic.
Mary Bauer, deputy legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said it is “appalling and morally unconscionable that this is the place where we find ourselves” – deporting people “without a sense of priorities.”Trending:
“It used to be that there was a sense that they were looking for people who had committed serious crimes,” she said in a phone interview with The Washington Post.
Mrs. Bauer is in for a reality check, however:
In fact, U.S. deportation numbers were higher during the Obama administration, reaching 409,849 in 2012, according to ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations reports.
Beyond the numbers, however, the democrats have also been negligent in explaining to their followers that ICE is simply enforcing the law – something that many democratic constituents refuse to accept.