Trump Defends Embattled Immigration Control Agency

Posted July 02, 2018

Trump, however, in repeated tweets has defended the agency, saying Saturday, "To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit".

Trump, in a pair of Twitter messages on Saturday morning ahead of the announcement, accused Democrats of wanting to abolish the agency - a handful do, and want a new agency in its place - and following that, "all police", and concluded, "Zero chance".

The activists pushing for ICE abolition, meanwhile, said they aren't anxious about potential blowback or any difficulties for Democrats facing more conservative voters, including those potentially swayed by Trump's repeated charges that Democrats favor "open borders".

The Illinois senator's comments come after some of her Democratic colleagues, including New York Sen.

"It has to be a unified front (in response to ICE)", Bermudez said, "because like when you have people chanting on the street, 'You will not replace us, ' they're not just talking about Jews".

The Democratic calls to scrap the agency underscore the balancing act the party is facing on immigration issues. His "zero tolerance policy" led officials to take more than 2,000 children from their parents as they tried to enter the country illegally, majority fleeing violence, persecution or economic collapse in their home countries.

Tyler Houlton, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, welcomed interest in the immigration system and said only Congress has the power to change the law.

"You think you should get rid of the agency?" he said, his eyes wide.

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Agents who work for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California have found that they're so unpopular even other law enforcement officers want nothing to do with them, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"ICE is broken, it's divisive and it should be abolished", he added, referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They're not alone. Some progressives on the Hill worry that wielding the "Abolish ICE" banner would be a political gift to Trump and his allies, and that Democrats should consider a more nuanced approach. "You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements".

'To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit.

As a result, children were separated from their families and held first in "processing centers", then in shelters.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "believes that ICE has been on the wrong end of far too many inhumane and unconstitutional practices to be allowed to continue without an immediate and fundamental overhaul", said her spokesman, Drew Hammill. "I don't think ICE today is working as intended", she said, to Cuomo's apparent surprise.

The agency has been a focal point of criticism amid Trump's hardline "zero tolerance" immigration policy, and has been met with a growing Democratic chorus calling for it to be eliminated. So fearless! The radical left Dems want you out.

Angel Padilla, policy director at the grassroots group Indivisible, said ICE "terrorizes communities" and that Gillibrand's move "demonstrates where the progressive base is".