National ICE Council Announces Endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States

Dear President Trump:

Four years ago, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council and its members enthusiastically endorsed you – formally giving a Presidential endorsement for the first time in the history of our organization. Today, on behalf of the men and women of the National ICE Council, we are proud to once again give you our endorsement for reelection as President of the United States.

Since you were elected, you have taken strong action to secure our borders and enforce America’s immigration laws. Over 340 miles of new border wall have already been completed, with 240 more new miles under construction, and over 150 new miles in the pre-construction process. Illegal border crossings decreased by over 75 percent just one year after their peak in May 2019, and you have taken measures to end fraudulent programs such as catch and release that increase and incentivize illegal immigration.

You have also been a staunch defender and ardent supporter of the brave law enforcement officers who work each and every day to keep our neighborhoods safe. You are the only candidate on the ballot who has stood firm and diligently supported law enforcement and the rule of law, despite the radical left’s dangerous “defund the police” movement. You have proven that you are a man of action and will always work to put America first and protect its families,
businesses, and communities.

In sharp contrast, Joe Biden has endorsed radical immigration policies that move America toward open borders. In Joe Biden’s America, 11 million illegal aliens would be granted amnesty and no longer be prohibited from receiving taxpayer-funded healthcare. In Joe Biden’s America, the deportation of illegal aliens would be halted immediately for the first 100 days of his presidency, and after that, only illegal aliens who have committed felonies would be deported. In Joe Biden’s America, immigration law enforcement would be slashed and immigration detention facilities would be abolished.

Perhaps even more disturbing is Joe Biden’s opposition to your crackdown on dangerous sanctuary cities. Allowing the expansion of radical, far-left sanctuary city policies is not only dangerous for law enforcement officers simply trying to do what Congress has tasked them with doing, taking dangerous criminals off the streets, but is an egregious assault on law-abiding citizens who simply want to be able to live safely in their communities.

Joe Biden would take us back to the dangerous non-enforcement agenda of the Obama-Biden Administration, which resulted in the daily loss of life and victimization of many, to include not only American citizens but also those attempting to immigrate to our country. From the unconstitutional Obama-Biden executive amnesty to the expansion of the Obama-Biden nonenforcement priorities and catch and-release, Joe Biden will take us back to a place where there is virtually no real immigration enforcement or policing of visa overstays. There will no longer be national security in America as it relates to the integrity of our immigration system.

While Joe Biden has been and continues to be a champion of policies that would endanger millions of Americans, you have been holding the line on immigration, public safety, the rule of law, and national security. Thanks to your hard work and commonsense policies, America is stronger than ever before.

In our opinion, the choice in this election is clear: we need four more years of President Donald J. Trump to continue building a stronger, greater, and safer America, and we are truly proud to once again endorse you for reelection.



Chris Crane