"Please fight and continue fighting, because we will win", she said. "I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this", said Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents nannies, housekeepers and caregivers, many of whom are immigrants. Ocasio-Cortez's platform included calling for the agency to be abolished.
The raid came hours after Trump tweeted his dissatisfaction with protesters at ICE offices in cities across the country: "Leftwing Activists are trying to block ICE officers from doing their jobs and publicly posting their home addresses - putting these selfless public servants in harm's way", he wrote.
His proposal would create a commission, the goal of which would be to issue recommendations to Congress and identify the essential functions of ICE that can be returned to other federal agencies. Unfortunately, President Trump and his team of white nationalists, including Stephen Miller, have so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively.
Housed within the sprawling Department of Homeland Security, ICE is responsible for arresting and deporting the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally.
Homan said Gillibrand fails to mention that ICE has arrested 5,000 criminal aliens in New York City and protects the state's northern border against opioid trafficking and cross-border crime.
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Vitiello now serves as acting deputy commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They may just get their wish if the far-left gets their way. "And I lived through Vietnam, through Roe v. Wade", said Lisa Zieger, 66.
The announcement came on a day thousands of protesters took to the streets in USA cities from Washington to San Francisco to oppose the Trump administration's family separations at the border.
A few other more progressive Democratic candidates have adopted the anti-ICE messaging, including Cynthia Nixon, running for NY governor, and Matt Haggman, a running for Florida's 27th congressional district. In interviews with multiple outlets, she has said the government "maybe" or "probably" should "start from scratch" on an immigration enforcement agency.
"But the abolish ICE debate oversimplifies everything", the aide said.
During my trip to the southern border, it was clear that ICE, and its actions of hunting down and tearing apart families, has wreaked havoc on far too many people. "We wish Tom and his family all the best and know they will remain part of the DHS family". Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents?