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President Trump, in his weekly address, citing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a reason to defend Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the immigration laws to enforce.
“One of the most important lessons of 9/11 is that immigration saves lives enforcement,” he said in the address. “We need to Scam, the enforcement of the rules against visa, illegal overstay, illegal entry and other immigration violations and crimes, and the crimes they are. Believe me, the crimes they are.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 28. July 2018
Trump has repeatedly backed up ICE in the face of the growing Democratic calls for the abolition of the Agency, and accuse Democrats of “open borders.” In the address, he took it a step further and said the the 11. September, terror attacks found evidence that the enforcement of the immigration laws make America safer.
Several of the 9/11 terrorists overstayed their visas, and both the Department of Homeland Security and ICE were established after the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
But, in the Wake of the controversy surrounding the separation of families on the border, the once-fringe call for the abolition of the Agency’s mainstream has gone under the Democrats.
“I think that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has said to an expulsion force … and that is why I think you should get rid of it, start it again, reimagine and build something that actually works,” says Sen. Kirsten GIllibrand, D-NY, last month.
The mayor of New York Bill de Blasio and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have also backed calls for the abolition of the Agency.
Trump has predicted electoral defeat for Democrats, to embrace such a message, and has defended regularly ICE agents against the growing calls for the Agency’s demise.
In his speech, he said that immigration violations are “the practices exploited by terrorists, drug dealers, child traffickers, human traffickers, gang members and countless unknown and unregistered criminals access to our country and threaten our citizens.” Then he his anger on Democrats and accused you of open borders want to set up their call for the abolition of the Agency.
“In other words, they want open borders and crime, and that is to get what you go — you get more crime, as you open up these borders,” he said.
He went on to say that “without the brave heroes of the ICE we would have no enforcement, no boundaries and, therefore, we would not even be a country.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also mentioned 9/11 in this week in the context of the immigration debate, the claim that the Republicans are actually weaker on the issue than Democrats, because they are not with the implementation of some of the 9/11 Commission recommendations, the relevant cross-border enforcement of security and immigration.
PELOSI DESCRIBES THE 9/11 ATTACKS AS AN “INCIDENT” SUGGESTS THAT THE GOP IS WEAKER ON THE BORDER AS THE DEMOCRATS
“In fact, I said to some of you, was when we formed the 9/11 incident and the Commission — and they made their recommendations to protect these recommendations are in America, but the Republicans would never. And part of it was beyond our borders. The Republicans would never take you,” she added.
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.