Democrat presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke criticized both the Obama and Trump administrations for their immigration practices Wednesday at the “She The People Forum” at Texas Southern University in Houston.
Asked if the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency should be disbanded, O’Rourke responded, “I hear you on this. The practices under this president, the practices under the last president where families were broken up. Where you had internal enforcement, I think in one year alone in the previous administration 400,000 deportations from inside the United States.”
“[W]e don’t need those internal roundups and deportations and enforcement. We do need to make sure that whoever threatens the lives of our fellow Americans or has used violence that there is accountability,” he added.