Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The billboard in Louisville along I-65 reads Abolish ICE. ICE is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement—the group that's supposed to uphold our immigration and customs law. Yet some are calling for the abolition of this government agency. Now protestors are camped out on 7th Street in Louisville. And some in Congress are rallying around the idea. U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) promise to introduce legislation to abolish ICE. So does this mean we should get rid of immigration rules, and turn a blind eye to the illegal and dangerous items smuggled into our country? A recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that only one in four voters agree that ICE should be abolished. It's good news that most American's understand the need to enforce immigration laws and that ICE is the agency to do it.