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Dems Introduce ICE Abolition Bill With Few Real Details

Democratic representatives Mark Pocan (Wisc.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), and Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.) introduced a bill Thursday evening to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The bill, the “Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act,” does not actually outline the details of what rolling back ICE would entail or what a replacement would look like. Rather, it creates a Commission to “Study and Establish a Fair and Humane System of Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” responsible for bringing to Congress a proposal to abolish ICE within six months of its first meeting.
The commission would be composed of 17 members: eight selected by members of Congress and nine appointed from “the major civil society and immigrants’ rights organizations and individuals directly impacted by ICE practices.” Such a group would be likely be made up of individuals strongly sympathetic to Democratic and left-leaning policy proposals.
The commission is given little guidance in how to redesign

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