Wisconsin lawmaker wants to abolish ICE, calls White House team 'white nationalists'

Mark Pocan. (U.S. House of Representatives)

WASHINGTON (WZTV) - A Wisconsin congressman is calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished following his visit to the border.

Citing current events and a recent raid at a Tennessee meatpacking plant, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., says he plans to file legislation this week to abolish the agency.

“During my trip to the southern border, it was clear that ICE, and its actions of hunting down and tearing apart families, has wreaked havoc on far too many people. From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants, to breaking up families at churches and schools, ICE is tearing apart families and ripping at the moral fabric of our nation," Pocan said.

Pocan also targeted President Donald Trump and his staff, accusing them of being "white nationalists" and using ICE as a tool.

"Unfortunately, President Trump and his team of white nationalists, including Stephen Miller, have so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively,” said Pocan.

See the full statement released on Pocan's website below:

“During my trip to the southern border, it was clear that ICE, and its actions of hunting down and tearing apart families, has wreaked havoc on far too many people. From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants, to breaking up families at churches and schools, ICE is tearing apart families and ripping at the moral fabric of our nation. Unfortunately, President Trump and his team of white nationalists, including Stephen Miller, have so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively,” said Pocan.
“I’m introducing legislation that would abolish ICE and crack down on the agency’s blanket directive to target and round up individuals and families,” continued Pocan. “The heartless actions of this abused agency do not represent the values of our nation and the U.S. must develop a more humane immigration system, one that treats every person with dignity and respect.”
Pocan’s legislation would dismantle ICE and create a commission to provide recommendations to Congress on how the U.S. government can implement a humane immigration enforcement system that upholds the dignity of all individuals, while transferring necessary functions to other agencies."
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