Calls to ‘abolish ICE’ are ignorant and inane

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez celebrated Tuesday after beating longtime Bronx Rep. Joseph Crowley in a primary election seen as a challenge to the Democratic Party leadership

Boston's "Families Belong Together" rally on June 30.

Democrats" concerns about civility may surprise some on the left, who have insisted that the GOP's call for civility is hypocritical in light of the party's denunciation of "politically correct" speech, and suggested that questions of "civility' may be beside the point during the Trump presidency. "I believe that it has become a deportation force". Although Warren and Gillibrand sided with the "Abolish ICE" push, California Sen.

But replace it with what? It wasn't so long ago that Democrats themselves were vowing to crack down on illegal immigration.

Demonizing a government agency is an old, exhausted strategy - one that rarely if ever has worked. They have more than a little experience in this regard.

"What we are trying to do is build a national movement to actually do something because as we know our political leaders from both parties are not doing anything about it", Philly Socialist member Enav Emmanuel said. Republicans saw those departments as symbols of everything that had gone awry in a sprawling, increasingly intrusive federal government. "There's a sign saying 'we love our neighbors.' They also wrote on the ground with chalk saying [Oakland Police] is a disgrace, thinking that this was an immigration investigation because Homeland Security was out here". But attempts by Congress to rein in the President's trade policies are largely non-starters.

The White House earlier this week used its official Twitter account to lash out at Harris and Warren, accusing Harris of "supporting the animals of MS-13". "Commerce, Education and the. what's the third one there?" The party's position on immigration is unrecognizable to some Democrats.

Oops. The reason ideas like this never get anywhere is that most Americans see these agencies as having vital missions to perform. Ice, which now employs over 20,000 people, is one of three agencies that absorbed and assumed the functions of the now defunct Immigration and Naturalization Service and the United States Customs Service. We're afraid in what is purported to be the world's greatest deliberative body to have the debates and the discussions necessary to compromise that will entail between Democrats and Republicans to be able to move forward. In theory, this is different from Border Patrol, which is meant to patrol, well, the border, but technically can operate anywhere within 100 miles of the border.

The agency was created in 2003 as part of the major government reorganization that took place in the wake of 9/11.


The Senate candidate said there are millions of immigrants in the US who are working the "crappiest jobs in this country that no person born in the United States of America is willing to take right now", and he wants them to be free from the fear of deportation. And ICE goes in there, and sometimes they have to go in swinging.

In 2002 I voted against the creation of DHS and the establishment of ICE.

We now have a tangled monster of a system that incentivizes indefinitely holding people who have committed a civil infraction by crossing the border.

"The issue about ICE really involves the so-called zero tolerance policy", Davis said.

President Donald Trump in a speech in West Virginia Tuesday defended the agency.

Trump then asked how Democrats "can do well in November" given they are, according to him, "weak on the Border and weak on Crime".

Sanders is the latest high profile politician on the left to call for scrutiny of the agencies responsible for enforcing immigration laws.

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