Before Trump was elected, no one thought much about ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Part of that was because ICE wasn’t all that active with Obama in charge.

However, when Trump was elected ICE got tapped to do more work.

With as many illegal immigrants as there are in the U.S. the stark reality is ICE was one of them more under-utilized 3-letter agencies.

In the past 2 months ICE has been given a lot of undue attention as the media has shown a spotlight on ICE because of their role in immigration family separation.

Now, with all of that attention, there seems to be a movement afoot to limit just how much ICE Can do.

The Trump administration is asking for “for $8.3 billion in discretionary funding for ICE in fiscal 2019 — a $967 million increase over this year’s budget. Democrats are already balking at the figure out of early concern that Republicans will designate the money for bolstering enforcement efforts, including an acceleration of deportations.”

It would seem there are some incongruencies with Democrat thinking on the issue of immigration.

The Democrats want the Trump administration to do a better job of keeping children with families. And so when the Trump admin attempts to get onboard with those wishes they’re all the sudden complaining about the money needed to comply with those efforts.

Democrats believe Trump’s admin is going to use those funds to continue being “cruel and unfair.”

Nita Lowey, a Democrat from NY and the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee said “These allocations continue to prioritize President Trump’s cruel immigration policies,”

Over the past few weeks there’s even been discussion among political activists about abolishing ICE altogether.

Unsurprisingly many of the social justice warriors in power think this is a great idea.

And yet, there are some Democrats who think getting rid of ICE altogether is not the answer. They’d instead to work to have the entire organization reformed.

The hill reported on this

The top Democratic leaders — Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) — have both pushed back against the “abolish ICE” message, arguing that reforming the agency is the preferable route. But Ocasio-Cortez has been joined by a handful of prominent liberal Democrats, including several 2020 presidential contenders hoping to remain on the popular side of the party’s liberal base. That list of supporters includes New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Cory Booker (N.J.).

And recently Mike Pence reassured ICE employees that they have nothing to worry about saying that ICE isn’t going anywhere and that the Trump admin is with them 100%.

There’s no doubt ICE is a necessity for preserving American sovereignty.

The number of illegals coming to America is not slowing down and the economic and social chaos they introduce by coming here needs to be dealt with accordingly.

ICE is the organization best equipped to help and more funding will help them in their efforts to keep America secure.