New York Attorney General Candidate Vows To 'Prosecute' ICE
New York, NY
NY – A candidate for Attorney General for the state of New York said
she wanted to abolish and prosecute U.S. Immigration and Customs
professor Zephyr Teachout is running as a Democrat in the Sept. 13
primary to replace disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman,
who resigned in May after he was accused of sexual abuse by multiple
women, FOX News reported.
Teachout filmed a
campaign video featured on Now This News where she went on a rant about
her desire to do away with the immigration agency and punish those who
have enforced U.S. immigration laws.
“ICE has to be
abolished. And I say that as somebody who is running for one of the top
law enforcement jobs in the country… I think it’s critical that law
enforcement speak out and say this is a tool of cruelty,
unconstitutional behavior, illegality,” she said in the video.
Then the candidate went on to explain that she doesn’t subscribe to the legality of citizenship.
“There’s so much
wrong with ICE that goes to its very structure. The idea that people are
illegal. The idea that we should see immigrants as a national security
threat. And that ICE should be placed under the Department of Homeland
Security, by the way the area where the President has the greatest
authority to do the most damage, just does not make any sense,” Teachout
ranted in the video.
any alternative solutions to protecting U.S. borders, the candidate went
on the offensive and said she wanted prosecute ICE agents, calling
enforcing the law "criminal."
“ICE was born in
xenophobia in the time after 9/11, and has grown up to become a tool of
fear and illegality. And as Attorney General, I will continue to speak
out against ICE. I will prosecute ICE for their criminal acts. We have
stories of consistent abuse within ICE. The idea that we could call this
law enforcement is a real offense to the idea of law itself. And as a
candidate for AG, I think it’s really important to speak out to abolish
ICE,” Teachout finished her video.
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