But a Trumptweet this morning showed how easy the issue will be to demagogue: "To the great and fearless men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit".
"To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit", Mr. Trump tweeted.
"To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit". After a brief update on the June 28 mass shooting at an Annapolis, MD, newspaper, Tucker Carlson - who uses his platform to promote white nationalism - opened his show by denouncing #AbolishICE as an "ideological revolution on the left" and fearmongering about the criminals and drugs that he claimed would flood the country without ICE. Next it will be all police. According to Trump, the abolition of ICE "will never happen".
"I don't think ICE today is working as intended".
But the tweet falls in line with what has been a public relations-style push by ICE and its allies in the Department of Homeland Security to downplay the imagery of alleged family separations resulting from the administration's "zero tolerance" illegal immigration policy.
On Saturday, Mr. Trump took to Twitter to praise the service of the men and women of ICE, and to blast Democrats suggesting the agency be eliminated.
Federal law enforcement officers on Thursday morning began removing some protesters encamped outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Oregon's largest city, officials said, more than a week after the demonstrations forced the Portland facility to close temporarily.
Sperling added that the music protesters heard was not a tactic reminiscent of US detainee operations, nor was it created to push them out.
"I think they'll never win another election".
"The mistreatment of immigrant children and families is one of the most urgent crises we face", Gillibrand said in a statementannouncing the new position. They go into Long Island, they actually liberate towns.
He will lead ICE as the Trump administration deals with scrutiny over the separation of immigrant children from their relatives at the U.S. southern border.
I frankly can not understand why the Democrats want to make unpopular positions on an important issue the centerpiece of the midterm elections.
The protests attracted immigration activists as well as other first-time marchers who were drawn to respond to what they see as an immigration crisis on the southern border.
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Maria Svart, the group's national director, said the organization is ready to "apply pressure wherever possible to lift up the narrative that ICE is horrific, has no place in our communities and needs to be abolished".
Former Vice President Joe Biden voted as a senator from DE for the 2002 law - the Homeland Security Act - that paved the way for ICE to replace the Immigration and Naturalization Service.