Peter Tedeschi’s statement on today’s vote in the House of Representatives on the resolution backing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Today, elected Representatives to Congress were tasked with voting on whether or not to denounce efforts and rhetoric calling for the abolition of ICE. Representative Bill Keating cast a vote of “Present”, effectively abstaining from the vote.
“Congressman Keating needs to make clear for the voters where he stands on issues of immigration and public safety. Today, he once again demonstrated he values political expediency and partisan loyalty above fulfilling his obligation to his constituents.
On the issue of whether or not ICE should be abolished, I believe that it should not, and would have voted to support ICE. The number one responsibility of government is to keep our families safe, and voicing support for the abolition of ICE undermines the efforts of men and women in this and other law enforcement agencies.”
July 18, 2018
Maureen McInerney, Communications Director