So whether you want ICE to do it or you want to go back to Immigration and Naturalization Services, whether you want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to do that - someone is going to enforce our federal immigration laws in this country. "You must not know what ICE really does" with a link to a press release about ICE deporting a Salvadoran MS-13 affiliate, as well as an Irish national. The men and women of ICE are members of the law enforcement community.
Seizing the moment, many top Democrats have joined the movement to call for an end to ICE. Under President Barack Obama, the unit prioritized removing those undocumented immigrants who had committed serious crimes, but the Trump administration has broadened its mandate to target anyone in the U.S. illegally.
A supporter of Therese Okoumou and an ICE supporter stand outside federal court, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in NY. Over the weekend, massive crowds showed up outside the West County Detention Center in Richmond, where ICE contracts with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to detain up to 200 undocumented immigrants at a time.
"We send ICE in and for ICE, it's just another day". Senator Kamala Harris is also in favor of "critically re-examining" the agency.
It is one of three agencies-all part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-that's been tasked with immigration control.
The council's actions included a vote of support for a federal bill that would prohibit an agent or officer of the Department of Homeland Security from removing a child from his or her parent or legal guardian, at or near a USA border or port of entry.
It's not as if ICE is some longstanding agency that should be considered untouchable. Joe Manchin is seeking re-election. "This Administration is attacking immigrants on a multitude of fronts and we must resist on all of them". Democrats eyeing a 2020 presidential run took notice. "It's time to reform and refocus the agency under the DHS to be exclusively focused on border security and ensuring those who intend to immigrate to our country have a compassionate system that allows for a fair process to be followed". Otherwise, the administration says they will have to separate them from their children after 20 days because the law does not now allow them to indefinitely detain minors. 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. "ICE's mere existence causes many New Yorkers to live in daily fear that they will lose their family".
Kirsten Gillibrand - The Senator from NY and likely 2020 presidential candidate said that ICE "has become a deportation force, and I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues". And that's a problem, many say.
Goodrich said he was there because he supports abolishing ICE.
O'Rourke told KUT that he supports immigration laws, but he wants to abolish some of ICE's practices, including separating children from their parents at the border.