Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the elimination of ICE


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both called for the dismantling of ICE this week amid backlash over President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

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

In an interview with Fox News set to air Sunday, Trump said Democrats will be "beaten so badly" if the party rallies around the "abolish ICE" movement that has picked up steam in recent weeks.

Authorities detained nine people Thursday while trying to reopen a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland, Oregon, that had been closed because of a round-the-clock demonstration.

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan claims the agency's practices under Republican President Donald Trump's administration have indelibly tarnished its reputation.

More than 600 marches could draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities like Los Angeles and New York City to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming under the banner Families Belong Together.

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"You need some kind of agency to deal with immigration, but ICE is not that", de Blasio told Lehrer. "I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this", said Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents nannies, housekeepers and caregivers.

"They were blaring rock music all night, pulling all sorts of shenanigans in the windows, acting like frat boys, putting on masks", Jacob Bureros, an Occupy ICE PDX spokesperson, said. "They are escaping conditions that us imperialism caused". "And I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues".

Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Tom Homan is serving his last day Friday as the controversial face of the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration retires. Cortez was among the more vocal candidates calling for ICE to be shut down. Before the border separation crisis, Harris had introduced legislation that would curb the expansion of immigration detention centers.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently stated, "The president often says a country without borders, is not a country". "What we've been saying is ICE has become a rogue agency".

CBS has identified the men as agents from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general's office.

The call from ICE agents drew attention from Trump critics on social media, who said it put on clear display the fact that the president's immigration policies have centered on persecuting immigrants, contrary to his claims that ICE is focused on protecting us national security.