House Republicans want to send out a bill later this month calling for the disbanding of the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency…
There aim is get Democrats on record voting for the bill…
While only a few have called for the agency to be actually closed down….
Most want the agency to keep its main duties, but perform them in a more human way…..
The majority of Americans do NOT want the agency to stop doing its basic job…
Democrats are NOT gonna bite for this effort to use the agencies current actions against them….
House Republican leaders are planning a vote this month on a progressive bill to terminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, but their plan to put Democrats on record on an issue that divides the minority party looks like it will backfire.
Democrats say they’ll make the debate about families that have been separated at the border — an issue that needs a permanent legislative fix that Republicans do not yet have a solution for that can pass the House.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a lead author of legislation known as the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act, said Democrats welcome the vote but know it is a GOP political ploy.
“We’ll all vote ‘no’ on it, and we’ll have a fabulous conversation on the floor that we forced and we’ll make them talk once again about why they’re willing to bring this up but they don’t want to bring up a bill that would fix families being separated and kids being put in cages and Dreamers still don’t have any legal status,” the Washington Democrat said.
A vote against against the bill would represent a protest of the GOP’s political game, not the policy, Jayapal said.
The Democrats’ bill, which in addition to Jayapal was introduced by Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Adriano Espaillat of New York, would put together a commission to develop a proposal for “a humane immigration enforcement system” that would involve terminating ICE within a year of Congress enacting that new system….