UPDATED 10:08 AM PT — Tues. August 28, 2018
Despite the liberal’s agenda to push for the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, only a few Democrats are in agreement with the move.
According to a poll released by the Associated Press Monday, just a quarter of Democrats actually support eliminating the organization.
The poll was conducted on more than 1,000 adults and used a probability based system to determine statistics reflected by the total U.S. population.
It found 57-percent view the agency in a negative connotation, but a majority of Democrats still don’t want to get rid of ICE in its entirety.
While a few believe the group should be disbarred, others like California’s Democratic Senator Kamala Harris prefers the agency to be left alone all together.
“Should ICE exist? Well certainly, when we’re talking about people who have committed serious and violent crimes. You know my background, I’m a prosecutor, I believe there needs to be a serious, severe, and swift consequence when people commit serious and violent crimes. One human being kills another human being, a woman is raped, a child is molested, there needs to be serious consequences and certainly if they are undocumented they should be deported if they commit those serious and violent offenses, so yes ICE has a purpose, ICE has a role, ICE should exist.” — Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
The poll also suggests about one-third of Americans are either too uneducated or unfamiliar with the topic to form an opinion.
The results show Democrats’ attempts at abolishing the agency likely won’t gather any successful traction during this year’s midterm elections.