It’s becoming more and more popular for Democrats to call for abolishing ICE. Their chants are an attempt to endear themselves to those in our country who support illegal immigration, but the focus on how ICE apprehends and deports illegal aliens undermines some of their other important duties, including investigations that lead to convictions of child sex traffickers.
One such trafficker, Claudius English, 45, has been convicted and will be going to jail for a long time thanks to the efforts of ICE agents.
According to the evidence presented during the trial, in 2013, English sex trafficked multiple minor victims out of his apartment in the Bronx. English used the Internet to find, recruit, and lure minor victims to his apartment, where he photographed them in sexually suggestive poses. English then sent these photographs to his regular clients, and created advertisements that he posted on Backpage. English arranged for his clients to pay for sex with at least four minor victims who testified at trial. Additionally, for one of his clients, English took substantial steps to obtain and sex traffic girls as young as 13, 11, and 8.
On November 15, 2013, English lured a 14-year-old girl from New Jersey to his apartment for the purpose of selling her for sex. When the victim resisted and said she wanted to leave, English pointed a loaded gun at her head and refused. After several hours, the victim convinced English to accompany her outside. Even though English brought his gun with him, the victim ran away and called 911. NYPD officers responded promptly enough that the victim was able to lead them back to English’s apartment, where English was caught trying to flee.
No law enforcement agency is perfect. It’s easy for Democrats to nitpick and point out every instance when an officer does wrong or a law guys awry. But compared to every other nation in the world, our law enforcement personnel are the most efficient, fair, and law abiding. It’s not even close.
Had calls been heeded to abolish ICE, this monster would still be preying on girls as young as 8-years-old. But you won’t hear about their involvement in the investigation from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Bernie Sanders. Their political careers cannot afford their rhetoric about ICE to be exposed for what it is: A call to make American citizens less safe for the sake of the criminal illegal aliens the Democrats want to protect.
“The heinous acts of this individual robbed his victims of their childhood, and this guilty verdict will ensure that he faces time for his criminal actions.” – Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Angel M. Melendez
It’s an utter disgrace that so many Democrats want to help depraved animals like this child sex trafficker remain free by abolishing ICE. While they pretend to be compassionate, their policies put Americans at risk.
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