A Democrat lawmaker in Texas is playing right out of the Washington D.C. liberals’ playbook, filing a bill calling for the end of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, commonly known as ICE.

Calling it a “bloated agency tainted by controversy,” Democrat State Rep. Ron Reynolds (Missouri City) has filed House Concurrent Resolution 34 which, if passed, would urge the U.S. Congress to end the federal agency tasked with immigration enforcement.

Notably, Reynolds himself has been “tainted by controversy”, serving four months of a yearlong prison sentence just before the beginning of the legislative session after being found guilty of five misdemeanor counts of barratry stemming from an ambulance chasing scheme.

Reynolds’ position, however, is far from extreme. For Texas Democrats, it’s mainstream.

The Democrat Party of Texas’ platform calls for supporting “counties and Sheriffs who end…voluntary cooperation with ICE,” otherwise known as sanctuary cities.

And in 2018, failed Democrat Senate candidate and Congressman Beto O’Rourke voted against a resolution honoring ICE and expressing continuing support for the agency.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Democrats in the Texas House want to do their part to dismantle our legal immigration enforcement system.

For now, such a resolution is highly unlikely to pass, given Republican majorities in both chambers and a Republican governor. One can only imagine what other examples of extreme legislation could pass if liberals were given control.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens

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