Dems Cutting Their Own Throats by Calling for Abolishing ICE

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"ICE has lost trust".

And after calls from leading Democrats including New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to abolish ICE, the president also tweeted his support of the embattled agency in a series of messages.

A makeshift tent city emerged here amid the turmoil surrounding President Trump's border crackdown and family separation policies, and for the 11 days the protesters had effectively shut down ICE's offices as they demanded the agency be abolished.

Donald Trump, who has vilified law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, the military, and veterans, leapt to ICE's defense via Twitter, and attacked Democrats for supporting the agency's abolishment. Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described "democratic-socialist", who ran on abolishing ICE.

Celinda Lake, longtime Democratic pollster, told Axios: "I worry that abolishing ICE tips the issues from humane treatment to security".

Authorities in California on Friday said they have charged a 10-year-old boy's mother and her boyfriend with murder and torture following the child's death earlier this month.

Thankfully, ICE agents tracked him down and took him into custody.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested at Washington DC protest
Capitol Police arrested 575 people at the protest in the Senate building, and charged them with unlawfully demonstrating. Rallies in Cape May and Bordentown were recently added to the list of New Jersey events .

Federal agents moved to clear protesters from the front of the Immigration and Custom Enforcement building in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, June 28.

"We give them room to talk about better immigration policy", she said, comparing the circumstances to the civil rights movement, when Martin Luther King Jr., was viewed more favorably by white power brokers than more strident leaders like Malcolm X.

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.

In a couple of weekend tweets, Trump praised ICE as "one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups" and said there's "Zero chance" that the border security agency will be abolished.

Pocan noted that ICE's duties do not include monitoring the nation's borders and deporting those who enter the country illegally.

"We need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality", Warren said at a rally in Boston. From conducting raids at garden centers and meatpacking plants, to breaking up families at churches and schools, ICE is tearing apart families and ripping at the moral fabric of our nation.

The Department of Homeland Security released a statement Saturday, saying Ronald Vitiello is being tapped as acting director.

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