Pete Buttigieg says planned ICE raids will make America ‘less safe’, claims census question racially motivated
July 11, 2019
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said President Trump’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids will make America “less safe” and accused the White House of trying to distract from its failed immigration agenda.
“This makes America less safe. Look, I don’t think anybody disagrees that there ought to be law enforcement protecting people from danger. That’s not what this is about,” he said Thursday on “MSNBC Live.”
“This is targeting people who are caught in a broken system where there should be a pathway to citizenship. And again, in a community like mine, if rumors start going on about raids — let alone if it actually starts happening, it immediately makes the community less safe. It makes people less likely to participate in the economy, less likely to talk to law enforcement when they need help dealing with something that really is a matter of danger.”