ICE names new acting director amid immigration turmoil

Geraldine Edwards
July 2, 2018

"I hope they keep thinking about it because they're going to get beaten so badly", he told host Maria Bartiromo.

For his part, President Trump unsurprisingly rejected any suggestion that he would entertain either notion.

"You think you should get rid of the agency?" he said, his eyes wide. Support for the notion of open borders on the left is also becoming more apparent according to The Guardian, though incumbent Democratic politicians and press are quick to dismiss this scenario, as The Washington Post suggests. Crime would be rampant and uncontrollable!

Laura Ingraham complained that "Occupy ICE protesters want to, again, make it impossible for our immigration investigators to do their jobs".

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.

Her comments follow similar sentiments expressed by Sen.

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Vitiello is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement and was tapped to lead ICE after President Donald Trump's pick, Thomas Homan, took himself out of the running and said he'd retire this summer.

"I don't think ICE today is working as intended", Gillibrand said on CNN Thursday evening.

And Sen. Bernie Sanders is reminding people he voted against the establishment of the agency.

ICE spokeswoman Liz Johnson condemned calls to abolish the agency as "dangerously misguided".

Schwab said the interruption was "shocking", and "it just seemed like two thugs coming to the door and threatening me". You don't rip little children away from the arms of their mother'. Less than 12 hours later, on Friday morning, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the chorus, telling WNYC's Brian Lehrer, "ICE's time has come and gone".

After a day of mass demonstrations against Donald Trump's family separations policy and calls by prominent Democrats to abolish the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or Ice, the president dared Democrats to pursue the issue in the run-up to midterm elections in November.

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Homan's retirement comes as the administration faces an worldwide backlash over a policy that has separated parents and children caught crossing the border without documentation, and reunite those families. Children are still in cages.

Meanwhile the agency has a new chief after its current head retired. Customs and Border Protection agents, not Ice agents, police the borders.

Trump took to twitter Saturday to rally the agency.

Here's the President's tweet: "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".

So 76% want secure borders, and 70% want stricter enforcement of immigration laws-the opposite of "abolish ICE". Next it will be all police.

In a following tweet, he says abolition will "never happen!"

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