Ian Schlakman Calls for Abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Ian Schlakman - Green Party nominee for Governor of Maryland - calls for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and for an end to detention and deportation proceedings by all federal agencies.
"The separation of families from their children and the detention of thousands of migrant children is only the latest example of abuse committed by federal policy," said Schlakman.
Ian Schlakman & Rev. Annie Chambers for Governor
For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2018
Brian Bittner, Communications Director
"Over two million people were deported by the Obama administration in less graphic but more pervasive campaign of family separation. Federal detention and deportation policies have been tearing families apart for years. It is time to end these policies, abolish the federal agency responsible for their implementation, and establish a humane federal immigration policy."
The Green Party's platform recognizes the rights of all persons living in the United States - regardless of immigration status - and places a priority on family reunification in applications for permanent residency. The Green Party's platform opposes militarization of U.S. borders and calls for an immediate dismantling of border walls.
"The Trump administration has sharpened the spear forged by previous administrations," said Schlakman, "and is using it to slice immigrant families apart. We have to end this practice by abolishing ICE and showing the world that we can be a model for humane and effective immigration policy."
For more information:
Green Party platform on immigration: