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House to vote on doomed bill to abolish ICE. What would abolishing the agency actually look like?




House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks with reporters during his weekly press conference at the Capitol on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks with reporters during his weekly press conference at the Capitol on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Liberal Democrats have unveiled dead-on-arrival legislation aimed at abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

GOP leaders moved toward scheduling a vote on the measure in hopes of embarrassing and dividing Democrats. In turn, the Democrats who drafted the bill said that they will vote against it.

For liberal Democratic activists, the agency has become a symbol of President Donald Trump's aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, and abolishing it has morphed into a campaign rallying cry.

What does this mean as a political move for the Democrats? What do they hope to gain from the drafting of this legislation? And what would abolishing ICE look like, practically speaking?

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Raul Reyes, immigration attorney, political analyst and contributor to a number of news outlets including CNN and NBCNews.com, where he writes on issues affecting the Latino community; he tweets @RaulAReyes

Luis Alvarado, Republican political consultant and analyst for CNN International and Telemundo; he’s a former campaign staffer for Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and was the Los Angeles Regional Chairman for the 2008 McCain/Palin presidential campaign; he tweets @latinostrategy