Even ICE Agents Want ICE Abolished

When Martinez tried to enter she claims she was pushed back by an ICE agent and not allowed

When Martinez tried to enter she claims she was pushed back by an ICE agent and not allowed

Fueling the Democrats' calls to move to abolish the agency is the surprise victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist candidate who beat Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic primary.

"Now, these people are actually doing their [jobs] and they're still not liking it", Terry said.

What do Heller and Rosen say?

President Donald Trump describes this latest liberal campaign as social and political insanity: "You get rid of ICE you're going to have a country that you're going to be afraid to walk out of your house".

Sen. Heller is against abolishing ICE.

A coalition of activists continue an immigration protest outside Louisville's ICE office.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose: "It seems to me that focusing on abolishing ICE as an agency lets President Trump off the hook".

Rosen, who is challenging Heller for his Senate seat, was initially accused of dodging the subject by Huffington Post.

In Washington and across the country, thousands of people rallied to oppose the Trump administration's draconian immigration policies, including in Portland where dozens of protesters set up a protest camp next to an ICE facility.

As the Texas Observer reported, the Department of Homeland Security "shifted HSI funds to other parts of ICE to cover the costs of civil immigration enforcement, including $34.5 million in 2016".

"We don't need ICE to be reformed". A Wisconsin congressman is working on legislation that would start a commission to abolish ICE and reallocate its responsibilities to other agencies.

That contract ends August 31, according to organizers of the "Abolish ICE" rally.

They also called on Gov. Wolf to take steps to shut down an immigration detention facility in Berks County.

High-profile Democratic politicians such as Sens.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY is among a growing number of mainstream elected officials now supporting the idea of getting rid of the agency created in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.

Calls for the abolition of Ice are not yet widespread among Democrats.

The rally in Philadelphia was one of many taking place throughout the nation/.

A few other more progressive Democratic candidates have adopted the anti-ICE messaging, including Cynthia Nixon, running for NY governor, and Matt Haggman, a running for Florida's 27th congressional district.

Meanwhile, Trump is encouraging the Democrats to lose themselves in the hysteria leading into midterms.

Trump also linked his defense of ICE to his frequent brandishing of the threat posed by MS-13 gangs - and returned to using charged language comparing them to an infestation of insects.

Williams said that has created a "backlash" against ICE and most Democrats merely want to "reform" the agency.

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