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Under Trump, ICE is despised and divided

02 July 2018

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) became the first sitting senator to say the USA should "get rid of" ICE: "start over". He will lead ICE as the Trump administration deals with scrutiny over the separation of immigrant children from their relatives at the us southern border.

"I believe that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has become a deportation force ... and that's why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works", said the Senator.

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. "Some of them did", Sperling said.

More than 2,300 undocumented children were separated from their families under Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, according to government figures. However, it is Customs and Border Protection, a separate division under DHS, that carried out the policy, sending parents to face prosecution at federal courthouses while their children were turned over to Health and Human Services. He added that the "radical left Dems" would try to abolish all police if ICE was abolished.

During my trip to the southern border, it was clear that ICE, and its actions of hunting down and tearing apart families, has wreaked havoc on far too many people.

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He said he learned those agencies are feeling pressure from elected officials who must answer to their communities, including many people who don't agree with stepped-up enforcement by ICE.

"The whole idea with ICE was to find people that are causing a problem in the United States ... and be able to deport them", Pocan said. "They were threatening our family members", one officer said, declining to elaborate.

U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams said his office is committed to protecting freedom of speech and peaceful assembly: "However, when individuals break the law by blocking employees and the public from accessing a federal facility, federal law enforcement will respond to restore normal business operations".

Agents wrote that they are constantly explaining what they do, and how it differs from immigration enforcement.

Several prominent Democrats mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 are trying to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement. "I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this", said Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents nannies, housekeepers and caregivers. "These are the guys that go in and take MS-13 and they take them out because they are much tougher than MS-13 like by a factor of 10..." Zero chance, It will never happen!'

Under Trump, ICE is despised and divided