Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

Trump Rejects Calls To Abolish ICE: 'Zero Chance, It Will Never Happen!'

Trump Rejects Calls To Abolish ICE: 'Zero Chance, It Will Never Happen!'

As the demand to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spreads across the country-and with community members building protest encampments outside ICE facilities in several cities this week-some officers with the 15-year-old agency have now added their voices to the growing call to dissolve it.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week aimed at keeping undocumented immigrant families together after USA policies resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents after crossing the border.

Homan also said he's insulted by the number of Democrats who are painting the hard working men and women of ICE in a negative light.

"The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen", Trump posted at 7:07 am. "The radical left Dems want you out".

In a following tweet, he says abolition will "never happen!" The calls have grown particularly loud due to ICE's separation of parents and children who crossed the border illegally due to the Trump administration's new "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal border crossings. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Thursday on CNN. President Donald Trump has since signed an executive order reinforcing the policy but asking that families be held together, instead of separately.

Republicans and immigration hardliners have welcomed the Democratic shift on the issue, believing that it spells electoral victory for the GOP outside of Democratic enclaves like NY and California. Multiple candidates for prominent elected positions have endorsed the movement, including New York congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist who ran on the issue leading up to her upset primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY).

I'm introducing legislation that would abolish ICE and crack down on the agency's blanket directive to target and round up individuals and families. 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".

Trump on Saturday claimed he has "watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13".

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