Trump attacks Democrats, defends ICE in Saturday morning tweets
- Author: Leroy Wright Jul 03, 2018,
Jul 03, 2018, 22:08
The calls come after far-left primary challenger and ICE opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the party's establishment last week by beating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y.
The new slogan, though, raises more political questions than it answers.
Several progressive Democratic candidates have made the abolishment of ICE a central platform of their campaigns, and a handful of incumbent Democrats have taken up the mantle as well. A Wisconsin congressman is working on legislation that would start a commission to abolish ICE and reallocate its responsibilities to other agencies. It's short enough to fit on a bumper sticker - as does "Build the Wall", or "Abolish the IRS". But perhaps Democrats should care less about what Republicans will demagogue (spoiler alert: everything) and more about what they think is right even if it doesn't seem like it can be accomplished quickly, or in some cases ever. It also expresses the fear and outrage among immigrant communities who feel that ICE is terrorizing their neighborhoods. "Because they're going to get beaten so badly", he said.
Republicans, who for the most part, have been all about accepting President Trump's attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are now condemning Democrats for suggesting changes to the way that ICE is operated.
Is it true that Trump "watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13"?
'Dems do not appreciate the great job they do!' He concluded, then adding without explanation: 'Nov'.
Whereas they used to investigate and prevent actual crime, they're now being tasked with treating every immigrant like a criminal, including the majority who pose no actual threat.
Gillibrand called for an all-out elimination of ICE. "We should create something better, something different". Previously, deportation was handled by the same agency that enforced immigration policy.
As a result of enforcing that policy, parents and children who cross illegally are separated because the parents are put into the criminal justice system.
Of course, it's not as if Klobuchar had turned Democratic tail and jumped aboard the Trump bandwagon.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday defended the country's embattled immigration control agency against calls by some opposition Democrats to abolish it.
After Tucker was told that the push to abolish ICE had recently gotten support from Sen.
Some Democrats have adopted less extreme rhetoric, like Massachusetts Sen.
Is the debate over ICE's existence worth having?
It's not as if ICE is some longstanding agency that should be considered untouchable. It employs more than 20,000 people.
The activists are holding what they call a "peaceful occupation" outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office on South Seventh Street at Broadway.