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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

House Passes Resolution to Support ICE

July 18, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, the House of Representatives passed, H.Res. 990, legislation that denounces calls for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement performs vital functions that protect American families. Last year ICE agents arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges. Criminal aliens arrested by ICE agents in 2017 were responsible for more than 76,000 dangerous drug offenses; 48,000 assault offenses; 11,000 weapon offenses; 5,000 sexual assault offenses; 2,000 kidnapping offenses; and 1,800 homicide offenses. ICE agents also removed a million pounds of narcotics and more than 4,800 gang members from the streets of this country. Additionally, ICE has accounted for the removal of approximately 1,716 illegal aliens that posed national security concerns since September 11, 2001.

Representative Marino issued the following statement:

“Some of my colleagues have launched an assault on ICE and other law enforcement agents who secure our borders from threats of gang violence, the importation of harmful narcotics, and from terrorists with intentions of attacking the homeland. ICE’s role in our nation’s security is paramount and their service deserves our utmost respect. Calls to abolish ICE are irresponsible, threaten national security interests, and denigrate the thousands of men and women who enforce our nation’s immigration laws that keep us safe.”