Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

ICE names new acting director amid immigration turmoil

ICE names new acting director amid immigration turmoil

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he agrees with protesters and fellow Democratic politicians who are calling for the abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency. "Zero chance, It will never happen!"

During an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo that will air Sunday, Trump elaborated on the issue, saying that without ICE, criminal gangs will swarm the US and that it's an issue that could harm Democrats in the midterms. Kirsten Gillibrand's remarks in a CNN interview on Thursday. On Tuesday, upstart progressive candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old middle class Latina from the Bronx, shocked the political world by unseating longtime Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in a NY primary.

"I'm not leaving this fight", he said, adding that as a civilian he'll be able to say a lot more than he can now. "So courageous! The radical left Dems want you out. I think "Abolish ICE" is where it is today because of her leadership". Officers were holding a boundary line between federal and private property, and they would maintain a round-the-clock security presence "for some time", he said.

"We give them room to talk about better immigration policy", she said, comparing the circumstances to the civil rights movement, when Martin Luther King Jr., was viewed more favorably by white power brokers than more strident leaders like Malcolm X. "And I think you should separate out the criminal justice from the immigration issues".

Singer John Legend serenaded the crowd and Democratic politicians who have clashed with Trump had strong words for the president, including U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters who called for his impeachment.

TAMEEM FRUCTER: ICE is enacting this unacceptable violence on families, on children, on human beings.

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But since the video was posted, and went viral, Ettel says she's received "all kinds of threats". Austin and Rogers said that they would not be accepting Ettel's apology, NBC News reported .

ROSE: Immigration hard-liners praise ICE, saying it's finally enforcing the laws on the books, and not much is likely to change under President Trump.

Trump seems to relish the prospect of Democrats making the abolishment of ICE a campaign issue.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief Tom Homan is serving his last day Friday as the controversial face of the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration retires. Stu Tanquit, one of the veterans, said earlier in the week that "the only way they will get me out is to drag me out".

"That looks different in different places", she said. This month, WikiLeaks published the identities and information of more than 9,000 supposed current and former ICE employees.

Homeland Security Investigations, which includes more than 6,000 agents, describes itself as an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security and a vital asset in "combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America's travel, trade, financial and immigration systems".

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