[Ed. – Persecute, maybe, but prosecute? For what crime?]
A Democratic candidate for Attorney General of New York promised in a video message to prosecute U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if elected.
In an interview with NowThis, former Democratic congressional candidate and Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout outlined her support for the “Abolish ICE” movement, citing what she characterized as unconstitutional and cruel actions taken by the federal agency.
“ICE has to be abolished, ” Teachout said. “And I say that as somebody who is running for one of the top law enforcement jobs in the country.”
“There is so much wrong with ICE that goes to it’s very structure,” she continued. “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 doesn’t make any sense.”