Abolishing ICE is a senseless cause

Abolishing ICE is a senseless cause

Abolishing ICE is a senseless cause

Trump blamed Democrats for not being supportive of the country's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which helps patrol the border.

A few hours later it tweeted an nearly identical message at Harris: '@SenKamalaHarris, why are you supporting the animals of MS-13? The men and women of ICE are members of the law enforcement community. That changed after self-described socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated NY incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley last month in a Democrat primary.

Mr. Guadian provided details hours before a key hearing where the government will defend its slow progress in reuniting almost 3,000 children who may have been separated from their parents in the wake of President Trump's zero tolerance policy.

"We need to set up a commission that looks at the alternatives to ICE and really starts to understand how do we have these functions in a way that is accountable, transparent and humane", Jayapal told The Hill. The agents reportedly said that ICE is supposed track down drug cartel leaders, child pornographers and human traffickers; but instead, the letter said, agents are spending time and resources going after undocumented immigrants, and the agency is becoming a "political pawn".

Immigrant rights advocates pitched their tents for an encampment outside the ICE offices in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris in an attempt to clarify the role of ICE to the lawmakers, while also accusing them of supporting unlawful activities and the MS-13 gang.

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Warren called for ICE to be completely replaced as she spoke at a Keeping Families Together rally in Boston on Saturday. Such rhetoric could prove unhelpful to the 10 Democratic senators seeking re-election this fall in states Trump carried in 2016, where conservative views on immigration prevail.

"As an immigrant and a refugee, Congresswoman Murphy believes our immigration policy should keep us safe, strengthen our economy, and be consistent with our values-the same values that made it possible for her own family to seek opportunity, work hard, and pursue a better life in this country". Democrats eyeing a 2020 presidential run took notice.

The country has seen more "extreme" policies under Trump, he said, but Lyall said they are but consistent with a "culture of abuse and impunity" that ACLU has followed under previous administrations as well.

She was referring to a federal law, also enforced by President Obama, in which children are temporarily separated from adults who are jailed while under prosecution for entering the country illegally. Eight-four percent - a huge number comprised of 94 percent of Republicans, 76 percent of Democrats, and 83 percent of independents - said that cities should be required to notify immigration authorities. And that's a problem, many say. Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed said ICE should not be abolished, while 31 percent said it should.

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy resulting in over 2,000 children separated from their families who crossed the border illegally has sparked domestic and global outrage.

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