In an interview that surfaced Friday, White House hopeful Bernie Sanders declared he wants not only to abolish what ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) “is doing” but also to “deconstruct” the Department of Homeland Security.
“Yeah, you could say abolish ICE, but, you know what, so you can have another organization… It does exactly the same thing,” Sanders said. “So, to me, it’s not abolishing ICE, but it’s abolishing what ICE is doing. So if you ask me, ‘Will we stop those raids?’ We surely will, and we need major reform of the agencies and how they deal with the undocumented.”
Asked if he would also consider deconstructing the Department of Homeland Security, Sanders replied, “Yes, absolutely. Reorganize it. Deconstruct it. Use whatever word you want. The answer is yes.”
The avowed socialist Sanders, a leading presidential candidate, epitomizes his Party’s preference of open borders over law and order and national security.