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U.S. immigration: what is Ice and why is it controversial?

06 July 2018
U.S. immigration: what is Ice and why is it controversial?

Like the way they play golf - they go, they play. Penn asked. Sixty-three percent (66 percent of Republicans, 63 percent of Democrats, and 59 percent of independents) supported the plan.

Andrew Gillum is the first Democratic candidate for governor in Florida to join with calls on the left to "abolish ICE", though his Democratic rivals all agree the Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs reform.

Perspective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is among those who have endorsed the idea, while others, like Sen.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA, who could run against Trump in two years, said over the weekend, "The president's deeply immoral actions have made it obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works".

"But there will still have to be enforcement of our immigration laws in this country".

But Klobuchar refused to endorse that approach, and instead insisted that the focus should be on immigration policy.

This is what President Donald Trump said about ICE during an interview that aired on Fox News Sunday night. But the policy resulted in an estimated 2,400 children being separated from the adults who illegally brought them into the country. I don't think that abolishing any one department is going to solve all of these problems.

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

An ICE spokesperson told HuffPost by email, responding to the San Francisco protests, that the agency "fully respects the rights of all people to voice their opinion without interference", and that officials would continue to monitor and "make necessary modifications to ensure operations resume appropriately". "They don't mind. They're tough", Trump said as he slammed the opposition Democratic party leaders who he said wanted to abandon the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The groups said their goal is to have ICE abolished and get lawmakers to stop "caging migrants" in detention facilities.

Trump, who has often cited the dangers of the MS-13 gang to argue for tougher immigration laws, said there is an "infestation" of gangs in pockets of America.

Locally, protesters are calling on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who has been an outspoken advocate for immigrant rights, to end the city's Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) data sharing contract with ICE.

Rasmussen also found that despite President Trump's efforts to toughen border enforcement, voters still think it's easier for illegal immigrants to get into the United States and stay there than in much of the rest of the world. In that sense, with diverted attention, the country is less safe from the very national security threats the Trump administration is supposedly so concerned about. Even being detained with their parents is traumatic for children, they said.