Trump attacks ‘abolish ICE’ movement on the morning of massive nationwide protest

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New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio (D) said that the agency has "become a punitive, negative tool for division", and that its existence is "no longer acceptable".

In a tweet targeting recent calls from the Democratic Party to abolish ICE entirely, President Trump was quick to offer his support to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and to make it clear abolishment was not on the table according to Fox News.

The letter is likely to bolster the growing movement in Democratic politics and activist circles to abolish Ice.

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have in common with almost 20 U.S. On Tuesday, upstart progressive candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old middle class Latina from the Bronx, shocked the political world by unseating longtime Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in a NY primary. I gotta say it. "I don't think ICE today is working as intended", she said, to Cuomo's apparent surprise. Since then, calls to abolish ICE have grown from a whisper to a shout.

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"Even the cops don't like us anymore, because they're listening to the news also", said an agent who spoke on the condition of anonymity. ICE has "become a deportation force", she said, adding, "I think you should separate the criminal justice from the immigration issues".

His proposal would create a commission, the goal of which would be to issue recommendations to Congress and identify the essential functions of ICE that can be returned to other federal agencies.

The office was established only 15 years ago, a move meant to help "protect national security and strengthen public safety", in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, as the agency's website says. Detroit protesters say they had some success in hampering ICE operations when they blocked some employees from entering the building Monday morning.

Recently, "Occupy ICE" protests have sprung up across the nation.

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Hundreds of people took part in the "Families Belong Together" march on Saturday, demanding an end to family separations at the border and the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration.

He has been the acting deputy commissioner at Customs and Border Protection, ICE's sister immigration law enforcement agency, where he's overseen initial construction of Mr. Trump's border wall.

"That looks different in different places", she said.

Whatever the details, the focus on ICE could cause problems for some potential candidates with more conservative records on immigration.

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"Instead of being insulted with politically-motivated attacks, the men and women of ICE should be praised for risking life and limb every day in the name of national security and public safety".