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ICE: Prepare To Melt

Could ICE…a.k.a., Immigration and Customs Enforcement…melt down into a tired little puddle? It just might happen, according to Sean McElwee. Writing in The Nation, McElwee looks at the growing rage against ICE in the country, and at the number of political figures who are calling for it to be shut down entirely.

His conclusion, it may not happen soon, but it will happen. “Beltway insiders will be quick to note that the voters aren’t there yet, and of course that’s true. But examining the incredible momentum this idea has gained in a short amount of time, one thing seems clear to me: We’re going to abolish ICE.”

True? Not true? Hard to say at the moment. There are a lot of sick people out there eager to shoot “wetbacks” at the border and/or tear their children away from them. But, still, the number of Democratic candidates and elected officials who are racking up wins with #AbolishICE as a slogan is growing. McElwee lists among them Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Deb Haaland (from here in New Mexico), Adem Bunkeddeko, Suraj Patel, Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal, Jim McGovern, Earl Blumenauer, Ilhan Omar, Kerri Harris, and Ayanna Pressley. That’s a pretty fearsome collection.

So, who knows? Maybe, in the heat of the moment, ICE just might have…

A snowball’s chance in hell.