Posted on September 8, 2023

Biden’s Bureaucrats Linked to Open Borders Lobby, ‘Abolish ICE’ Movement

John Binder, Breitbart, September 7, 2023

A review of bureaucrats at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) shows deep ties to the nation’s powerful open borders lobby and “Abolish ICE” movement, which seeks to end arrests and deportations of illegal aliens.

Most notably, CRCL Chief Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia was engrained in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) ideology as the associate dean for DEI at Penn State Law in University Park and a director at the pro-amnesty National Immigration Forum.

Before joining CRCL, Wadhia suggested that perhaps even the most violent illegal alien felons, such as those convicted of murder, rape, and child abuse, should not be eligible for deportation solely because of their crimes.


Wadhia also previously advocated against using the term “illegal immigrant,” which is now written policy at the DHS thanks to orders from Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that require staff to use the term “noncitizens” instead.

Even as Wadhia has said she does not consider the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “a very good solution” or “helpful,” she chairs the national board for the DHS’s Case Management Pilot Program, which is funneling taxpayer money to Church World Service (CWS).

CWS has ties to the “Abolish ICE” movement {snip}


National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE) advisory board member John Fabbricatore, a former senior ICE official, told Breitbart News that hires like Wadhia are abolishing ICE “from within” the DHS.


Likewise, Natalie Prokop serves as a senior policy adviser at CRCL. She previously worked with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in New York City.

In 2018, after Prokop had left the group to work at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), AFSC published a piece titled “Calling to abolish ICE is how we will win” {snip}

Other CRCL senior policy advisers like Jennifer Atala, Jessica Salsbury, and Regina Germain have similarly worked for groups such as the Florence Immigrant And Refugee Rights Project, CASA, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which have directly supported the “Abolish ICE” movement or worked with other organizations that have.


CASA is hugely involved in the “Abolish ICE” movement and dedicates an entire webpage on its site to the policy proposal: