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20 State Attorneys General Petition Congress to Support ICE
11/5/2018

BATON ROUGE, LA - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a multi-state coalition in a letter to Congressional leadership in support of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 
Over the past few months, ICE has endured calls for its abolishment though the breadth and depth of the agency's efforts are critical to public safety. State Attorneys General heavily rely on the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which ICE is under, for their assistance in investigating criminal trafficking and financial operations involving foreign entities. General Landry's office also works with HSI on every cyber crime arrest of child predators throughout the State. 

"ICE provides critical support and conducts important law enforcement activities that preserve the safety of our communities," said General Landry. "An abolition of ICE would be debilitating in efforts to preserve the rule of law and protect America's citizens."

"The 'abolish ICE' movement is nothing more than a political stunt brought on by those who place politics above public safety," added General Landry. "It is unfortunate that many Democrats have endorsed this dangerous movement."
 
Louisiana was joined in this letter by AG's from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.



Coming soon, the attorney's general office seeks to provide a mechanism by which to take online payments for collections.