ICE-melters should study facts on illegal immigrants

While a growing number of liberal lawmakers including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kristen Gillibrand, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano and others are radically calling for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, consider the facts.

The majority of illegal immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, according to data collected by the nonpartisan organization Pew Research. That’s right, 74 percent of apprehended illegal immigrants in 2017 had criminal records. That’s who Democratic officials want to welcome into your neighborhood should they get their way in annihilating ICE.

Never mind that many crashing the U.S. border are narcotics dealers, while America is already struggling to curtail a nationwide opioid epidemic. How exactly does the anarchistic Democratic vision of open borders stem the tide of deadly drugs pouring into our country?

Then there are the ultra­violent MS-13 gangs, sex traffickers, rapists and other dangerous thugs who — thanks to alt-left Democratic lawmakers — America will be importing if the Democrats succeed in abolishing ICE. An agency whose employees risk their lives to keep us safe.

These are the dedicated, even heroic, folks whose jobs and careers Democrats want to destroy.

Never mind that Congress is responsible for enacting the laws that ICE follows. How is it fair or even ethical to demonize a government worker — or an entire agency no less — for simply doing their job?

But none of this you’ll hear on CNN, MSNBC or other left-wing media outlets.

Their talking heads will falsely portray illegal immigrants as simply innocent souls fleeing poverty and oppression who need our help.

They don’t tell gullible voters that the majority of ICE arrests have rap sheets.

“Among ICE arrestees in 2017 with prior convictions, the most common criminal conviction category was driving under the influence of alcohol (59,985 convictions, or 16% of the total), followed by possessing or selling ‘dangerous drugs’ such as opioids (57,438, or 15%)” Pew Research reported this year.

What a sad moment in history for the Democratic Party when illegal drunken drivers and known drug dealers are its new special interest group it’s coddling at the expense of the American people.

Not a winning strategy to woo voters come November.

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Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.