Rep. Austin Scott Votes to Support ICE

July 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement after voting for H.Res. 990, a resolution supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

“The brave men and women who enforce our immigration and customs laws are an integral component of combating drug and human traffickers and keeping our communities safe from violent gangs. They work around the clock to protect our great country, and they deserve our full support,” said Rep. Scott. “I am proud to vote YES on this resolution today voicing the House's support for the men and women of ICE, and I would hope our colleagues on the left recognize the reckless and irresponsible nature of their calls to abolish this integral agency.”

ICE impact in Fiscal Year 2017:

  • 143,470 administrative arrests, the highest number of arrests over the past three fiscal years
  • 4,818 gang arrests, including 796 MS-13 members
  • 11,691 narcotics enforcement arrests
  • 518 human trafficking victims were rescued
  • 904 child exploitation victims were rescued
  • 981,586 pounds of narcotics were seized, including 2,370 lbs. of fentanyl & 6,967 lbs. of heroin

Click here to read more on ICE’s Fiscal Year 2017 impact.

 

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