Returning ICE to the enforcement agency it was meant to be

By RJ Hauman

Since President Biden’s first day in office, we have witnessed the devastating harm wrought by an unrelenting effort to keep our borders open while dismantling interior immigration enforcement.

While the Republican-controlled House answered last month by passing the Secure the Border Act, a strong border security and enforcement bill, the chances of it passing in the Senate are slim to none. But the appropriations process — passage of bills that fund federal agencies — is an arena in which victories are possible.

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee took a bold first step last week, passing a Department of Homeland Security funding bill for the next fiscal year that not only seeks to ramp up actual border security but also the detention and removal of illegal aliens. Naturally, every anti-enforcement Democrat on the committee opposed it.

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