Pence: 'Spurious Attacks On ICE By Our Political Leaders Must Stop'

Despite this information, locals maintained that ICE and its actions were immoral. "And it can't be allowed to continue".

Tim Malloy, the Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director, offered that respondents' "words are G-rated", they represent "a punch to the gut of President Donald Trump's immigration policy".

"I love this state, which I happened to win by 42 points over a Democrat. So I'm actually quite happy about it". "ICE is not welcome in this country".

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of NY in the primary last week, ran on a platform of abolishing the agency, and so far, more lawmakers have echoed her call. He noted the agency's work to counter MS-13 gang members.

But that's now how the liberals see it.

A supporter of Therese Okoumou and an ICE supporter stand outside federal court, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in NY.

"Every day, the courageous men and women of ICE are liberating communities from savage gangs like MS-13", he tweeted Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for ICE told The Eagle on Friday that elected officials would need to formally request access to a facility through Homeland Security's Office of Legislative Affairs. A rally was also held Saturday in Oakland at Lake Merritt.

The White House tweeted at Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris, another possible 2020 contender, did not. "Instead of targeting a single agency in a broken system, let's focus on comprehensive immigration reform that ensures ICE and other agencies are focused on truly securing our borders, not terrorizing communities and spending more time imprisoning families than criminals".

Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday blamed Congress, the courts and migrant parents themselves for the administration's child separation policy - and repeatedly refused to say how many had been reunited with their families. And why are there calls to abolish the agency? Joe Manchin is seeking re-election. If the Trump admin insists on continuing the whole detention/deportation thing, the ICE agents believe the best move is to separate the serious work they do so they operate without being guilty by association.

Still, not every immigrant advocacy group takes the same view. 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.

However, he said there could be concern around immigration enforcement more broadly.

Indeed, the would-be presidential candidates haven't yet detailed what they propose in ICE's place.

"It's more important to replace Trump", he said.

"They rejected family separation while narrowly favoring family detention", Penn told me.

For many weeks, Trump blamed the Democrats for the immigration laws we now have in place - particularly for separating children and families - which was a specious claim. They don't know what that is. The American people may disagree on immigration policy, but to argue that we should get rid of the agency charged with enforcing our immigration laws won't sell much with voters outside the tony deep blue enclaves of Manhattan and San Francisco.

  • Leroy Wright