Democrat stops short of calling to abolish ICE, wants comprehensive reform

Democrat stops short of calling to abolish ICE, wants comprehensive reform

"We have a number of officers with FPS, also law enforcement officers, who have pushed the demonstrators away from the main entry door", Sperling said.

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, the New York Democrat said she believes it is time to "reimagine" the controversial agency with a "very different mission".

Housed within the Department of Homeland Security, ICE is in charge of executing hundreds of federal immigration statutes.

The "Abolish ICE" movement is certainly picking up steam.

And Acting ICE Director Tom Homan appeared on Fox & Friends, his favorite safe space, using the Annapolis shooting to argue that anti-ICE protesters "should be respecting law enforcement across the board", including ICE agents.

"I don't think ICE today is working as intended".

In New York, far-left primary challenger and ICE opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocked the party's establishment by beating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y.

Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin said he would introduce legislation that would dismantle ICE and create a commission to provide recommendations to Congress on how the government "can implement a humane immigration enforcement system", according to a statement.

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Two of Trump's tweets were about ICE.

In a couple of weekend tweets, Trump praised ICE as "one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups" and said there's "Zero chance" that the border security agency will be abolished.

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.

When asked how she would replace ICE, she responded bluntly, "Nothing".

Protests have already begun to grow in size and frequency.

"I'm not leaving this fight", Homan said, adding he will be able to speak more freely after he leaves office.

Philadelphia City Council member Helen Gym recorded and tweeted out video of the scenes.

She likened the situation to what followed the white supremacist rallies last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a frequent claim for the president, and Donald Trump has been criticized before for making claims that MS-13 had taken over entire towns and cities.

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