McMorris Rodgers: We are Safer Because of ICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H. Res. 990, a resolution introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) that supports the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“Every day, our nation’s ICE law enforcement officers make sacrifices to secure our borders and enforce our laws. Last year alone, they arrested dangerous criminals who were responsible for more than 76,000 drug offenses, made 4,818 gang-related arrests, and stopped 980,000 pounds of narcotics at the border. They specifically seized 2,370 pounds of fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic drug that is fueling the opioid crisis in America. There is no doubt that ICE is at the forefront of keeping criminals like drug and human traffickers off our streets. We are safer because of their work. The outrageous suggestion to abolish this agency is irresponsible, and it would wreak havoc in communities across the country. Rest assured, while Democrats play politics and push for open borders, Republicans in the People’s House will continue our work to support ICE, make our communities safer, and keep America secure.”