FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2018
New York, New York - Yesterday U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand became the first Senator to call for the elimination of ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
According to its website, ICE made 4,818 criminal arrests in the 2017 fiscal year, including taking 796 MS-13 gang members off the streets. Thanks to joint federal-local operations, in January 2018 the Nassau County District Attorney's office indicted 17 MS-13 gang members in a multi-state investigation that involved drug trafficking and homicide, including the hacking to death and mutilation of a 15-year-old boy in Roosevelt, New York.
“ICE was created in the wake of 9/11 to protect our country. The agency is charged with protecting our borders and ensuring we have a fair and lawful immigration process. They are responsible for and have been successful in rounding up MS-13 gang members for deportation, including a major bust in Suffolk County in March 2018,” said U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform). “It is unconscionable that Kirsten Gillibrand wants to protect MS-13 gang members instead of our citizens and flood our communities with drugs rather than do her job and uphold her constitutional oath to safeguard our country.”
“Gillibrand intentionally called for the elimination of ICE last night to get national publicity needed to run for president in 2020. Yet another example of Gillibrand putting her own political interests ahead of her job protecting New Yorkers,” concluded Farley.
Chele Farley is an outsider with over 25 years of experience in the private sector. She is the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party candidate for U.S. Senate. Farley lives in New York City with her husband Richard and their three sons. For more information about U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley, please visit www.CheleFarleyforSenate.com.