Bernie Sanders Calls To Abolish ICE

Bernie Sanders Calls To Abolish ICE

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The breakdown is 69 percent of Republicans, 44 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of unaffiliated voters who oppose getting rid of ICE. But if Democrats aren't careful, that rallying cry might abolish their chances of retaking control of Congress this fall.

Vice President Mike Pence vowed on Friday "We will never abolish ICE" and praised the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, an agency which has faced some public backlash in the wake of the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy.

Actually, the 2018 Defense Authorization Act, which approved increased military spending to almost $700 billion this year, was approved last year with strong bipartisan votes: 89-8 in favor in the Senate, with Montana's Democratic Sen. But calling for an end to ICE could be a victor for Democrats seeking to rally the party's base in the 2020 presidential primaries. On June 28 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY told CNN Immigration and Customs Enforcement has "become a deportation force" and wants to get rid of it and start over. Sen.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote on Facebook that ICE should be replaced "with something that reflects our values". "Let us create a humane and rational immigration system". She's a Democrat. She represents Washington state's 7th District, and she's with us now. "They don't want it, they don't care about our military, they don't care about law enforcement". The term "sanctuary" refers to a jurisdiction that limits how far local officials will go to help enforce immigration law. Apparently, since so much of the agents time is now devoted to focusing on deportations and detention centers, they no longer have the time and resources necessary to handle more serious threats like human trafficking and drug smuggling.

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In fact, ICE has nothing to do with family separation. And, you know, what I would say about this, Michel, is that there was enforcement of immigration laws before ICE, and there will be after ICE.

The other question I have is, are you concerned that focusing the debate on this idea of abolishing ICE takes attention away from the other aspects of the administration's immigration policy that could be addressed immediately to that end?

"The problem you have with ICE is they're there to be law enforcement and the reason so many of them are either quitting or being so critical, they're being told to do something else", Leahy said Friday.

But Republicans are making a big push to convince voters that's exactly what Democrats do mean when they call for abolishing ICE. More moderate Democrats understand that allowing their radical left arm to drive the agenda on this issue would be political suicide.

Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning and fired off a string of messages urging members of Congress, who are now not in Washington for the week, to fix the country's "insane" immigration laws.

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