(DAILY CALLER) — The White House explained what the Immigration and Customs Enforcement is in response to actress Cynthia Nixon’s claim that the law enforcement agency is a “terrorist organization.”

“It’s deeply disturbing that Cynthia Nixon has no clue of what ICE does to protect Americans and New Yorkers every day from dangerous criminals, terrorists, child smugglers, and human traffickers,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement Monday, according to Fox News. “The 9/11 terrorists responsible for the slaughter of 3,000 innocent people were foreign nationals on visas who committed immigration fraud and who should have been deported.”

“ICE was created in the aftermath of that tragedy to help ensure that no similar atrocity would ever strike our nation again,” Gidley added.

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