White House press release…
Abolishing ICE would allow dangerous criminal aliens—including violent and ruthless members of the MS-13 gang—to remain in American communities and inflict terrible harm on innocent American men, women, and children.
During fiscal year (FY) 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges.
Criminal aliens arrested by ICE ERO in FY 2017 were responsible for:
-More than 76,000 dangerous drug offenses;
-More than 48,000 assault offenses;
-More than 11,000 weapon offenses;
-More than 5,000 sexual assault offenses;
-More than 2,000 kidnapping offenses; and
–More than 1,800 homicide offenses.
ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made 4,818 gang-related arrests in FY 2017.
Abolishing ICE would mean that countless illegal aliens who pose a threat to public safety would be allowed to roam free—killing, injuring, and threatening Americans—instead of being removed from the country.