Abolishing ICE Becomes Rallying Call for Members of Democratic Party

When Martinez tried to enter she claims she was pushed back by an ICE agent and not allowed

When Martinez tried to enter she claims she was pushed back by an ICE agent and not allowed

An Inspector General's report published this week by the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency in which ICE is housed, found that ICE does an inadequate job of inspecting and maintaining its facilities, and fails to correct poor practices. Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stance that ICE should be abolished has gained prominence since her longshot victory in Tuesday's Democratic congressional primary over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in NY.

She likened the situation to what followed the white supremacist rallies last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kamala Harris of California over the past week.

De Blasio said on WNYC radio Friday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement "has become a punitive, negative tool for division" and should be replaced with something else.

In a couple of weekend tweets, Trump praised ICE as "one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups" and said there's "Zero chance" that the border security agency will be abolished.

"To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit". Next it will be all police.

Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash
Jose Pekerman has refused to entertain the prospect of seeing Colombia´s stuttering World Cup campaign end at the first hurdle. The Three Lions booked their place in the last 16 by defeating Tunisia and Panama in their opening two group matches.

Trump has frequently focused on the violent gang in his bid to crack down on illegal immigration, using their crimes as justification for his hardline policies, but in doing so has frequently been accused of lying and making up incidents that simply never happened.

Cracks in the dam became visible 10 days ago, when a group of demonstrators confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant in Washington. Trump's comments come after a day of widespread protests against the administration's family separation policies. Marches are scheduled across the country Saturday to protest the policy, which Trump later reversed.

Multiple candidates for prominent elected positions have endorsed the movement, including New York congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist who ran on the issue leading up to her upset primary win over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY). But calling for an end to ICE could be a victor for Democrats seeking to rally the party's base in the 2020 presidential primaries. Only a small number have called for abolishing ICE.

"I think Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is right", he added.

Recommended News

  • Russian Federation  hero Igor Akinfeev - 'We were lucky' to beat Spain on penalties

    Russian Federation hero Igor Akinfeev - 'We were lucky' to beat Spain on penalties

    They have lost eight of those games, including four at World Cups , the last to South Korea in 2002 - also on penalties. Spain were heavy favorites going into the game and dominated possession for large periods.
    Neymar Under Pressure As Brazil Aim Victory

    Neymar Under Pressure As Brazil Aim Victory

    The Serbian national football squad has ended its participation in the World Cup by losing 0-2 to Brazil late on Wednesday. Brazil will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday as they look to reclaim their place as the best in the world.
    President says GOP lawmakers should 'stop wasting time' on immigration

    President says GOP lawmakers should 'stop wasting time' on immigration

    She says she can't imagine being torn from her mother's arms. "That's all we need", Curbelo said. "That is not what we stand for". The Kansas Republican spent 90 minutes at the center and described it as a camp providing good food and medical care.
  • Samsung Texting Bug Might Be Sending Your Photos to Random Contacts

    You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever. Unfortunately, these updates may have interacted badly with Samsung's Messages app , according to the report .
    Germany World Cup exit has no bearing on England, says Gareth Southgate

    Germany World Cup exit has no bearing on England, says Gareth Southgate

    After Germany's exit from the group stage, Brazilian coach Tite feels that his team can take Russian Federation the World Cup . The Germany keeper bobbled the ball and needed to swipe the rebound away from the attackers after a spectacular dive.
    White House decides against outright limits on Chinese investment

    White House decides against outright limits on Chinese investment

    Trump campaigned for the White House on a pledge to take a much more aggressive stance with China and other trading partners. Some anticipated the USA would block takeovers of US companies by any company with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership.
  • French convict escapes from prison using a helicopter

    A notorious gangster has escaped from prison in France in a helicopter flown by three armed accomplices, authorities have said. He is said to be devoted to Robert De Niro movies and the stylised crime thrillers of United States director Michael Mann.
    LeBron James and Lakers agree to 4-year deal

    LeBron James and Lakers agree to 4-year deal

    Just as he did in 2014, James is likely to sign a shorter contract that allows him to do this whole thing again in a few summers. Furthermore, Bosh has also been spotted at the team facility multiple times throughout the offseason.
    Nigeria Hero Musa Unsure On Club Future

    Nigeria Hero Musa Unsure On Club Future

    But Argentina is still a slight favorite to advance as the runner-up in Group D after Nigeria beat Iceland on Friday. Even if Iceland claim a first ever World Cup victory, Argentina could still progress on goal difference.
  • Tayyip Erdogan reelected Turkey's president by big margin

    Tayyip Erdogan reelected Turkey's president by big margin

    After a conversation policy reported that the state of emergency, which expires in July 2018, will not be renewed again. The HDP may have regained a place in the National Assembly, but the opposition hardly improved their position at all.
    Mexico vs. Sweden - Football Match Report

    Mexico vs. Sweden - Football Match Report

    Federation Internationale de Football Association opened disciplinary proceedings against the pair. For Mexico , the lackluster performance in Yekaterinburg marked a reality check.
    Iceland up against complacent Croatia

    Iceland up against complacent Croatia

    Iceland have the chance to knock Messi out of the World cup and join Croatia in the last 16 if they can win. Argentina must win and that probably explains why Sampaoli's lineup is so attacking.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.