Rashida Tlaib: ‘We Didn’t Have ICE Years Ago Before 9/11 … We Were Fine’

immigration ICE deportationDemocratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib unpacked her anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stance and said the U.S. was “fine” without ICE pre-9/11 during a podcast released Tuesday.

“It needs to be completely dismantled. We didn’t have ICE years ago before 9/11, and I can tell you we were fine,” Tlaib said on an episode of “Authentically Detroit.”

ICE was created in 2003 after the now-defunct Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was dissolved and its duties transferred to three entities, including ICE, under the newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“We had Border Patrol. We had all those. I want people to appreciate between that, unpackage that. This is a new agency that came about afterwards. It’s important to know that. This is not the border patrol in the field. … This is a different agency that is very, in some cases, rogue,” said Tlaib, who is the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress.

DHS was created in response to the deadly 9/11 attacks, but Tlaib seemed to forget that at least three of the hijackers were in the country illegally, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

During her podcast appearance, Tlaib also told about ICE raids in front of schools she said she witnessed in 2010 while serving as a state legislator.

“I ran on abolishing ICE … I remember they did some sort of ICE operation right in front of a school, and then they did it again. I remember pushing back. … It was during the Obama administration,” Tlaib said.

Tlaib is a member of the so-called “squad” of four progressive congresswomen who faced insults from President Donald Trump starting with a July 14 Twitter rant asking “why don’t they go back.”

Tlaib’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Evie Fordham

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Heck, I live in sunny Calimexico where since I came here in late 1991 I have obtained minority status as a caucasian Male. These numbnut Democrats have now evolved into the anti-caucasian party. The latest population statistics I saw show caucasians at 37%, Hispanics at 36%, Blacks at 14% and Asians at 13%. However, those numbers don’t reflect the 12-14 million illegals that are just in this state alone. Spanish is now heard everywhere and I know of at least 2 white women who were denied jobs because they didn’t speak Spanish. We are being Colonized and the dumb so-called Democrats don’t even see it. If we don’t close our borders and deport 50 million illegal Hispanics, we will have just given our country away without a fight. Unbelievable!!! The “squad” is now the face of today’s Democratic Party and nobody calls them what they really are, foreign Communists. President… Read more »

Jack Thomas

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of “The Squad” is ignorant of history and, like all liberal radicals, has a twisted perspective. Contrary to her statement about ICE being “rogue” which is untrue, it’s her own fellow Democrats who are the real rogues. They should be voted into the “Hall of Shame” for their deliberately cavalier stance on Open Borders which has allowed undocumented “illegal aliens” to flood into our country creating a long, gray stream of human misery. Prior to 9/11, we were NOT “fine” as Congresswoman Tlaib tries to claim. As the above article noted, three of the 19 hijackers were in the United States illegally. More significantly, the intended 20th hijacker (who never participated in the 9/11 attacks), a Moroccan national, was enrolled in a Minnesota commercial flight school. In August, 2011 he told his flight instructors he was only interested in learning how to take off, but not how… Read more »

M Walden

Obviously America was not fine without ICE prior to 9/11 or 9/11 would have NEVER happened. She and the rest of the Squad are ignorant America haters, and are a disgrace to our Congress. If there is justice, they will choke on their own hate of our country.


Tlaib is a traitor and an imbedded terriorist. She should be jailed and hung.


This is what comes from putting Muslims in Congress. They are stepping out to overtake us from within. The political climate is such that they are being emboldened to begin making their move. And the democrats are right on board with the whole thing. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

Marilyn Mellon

Thank you.

Skeptic Al



This woman does not need to be quoted or have any media attention but I’ll have to admit that the more she talks the less likely she won’t get re-elected