USA officials call for abolition of immigration agency

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The ICE, which enforces immigration policy and status, has been at the center of the storm around Trump's policy, which resulted in the separation of migrant children from their families.

Organizers planned the events, taking place all across the United States, as a response to US President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy on immigration, which has led to children being separated from their parents at the US border. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary, ran on a platform that called for the abolition of ICE. They say eight people were arrested.

Trumps policy reversal, in the form of an executive order mandating that families not be separated, has raised new questions over how long the administration will detain families and in what conditions.

Once relegated to a fringe philosophy on the far-left of the Democratic Party base, suggestions to outright dismantle ICE entirely and to immediately press for the impeachment of President Donald Trump have started to enter the mainstream leftist lexicon as American political polarization deepens.

Whatever the details, the focus on ICE could cause problems for some potential candidates with more conservative records on immigration.

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"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", Trump wrote.

In a tweet Thursday, Occupy ICE PDX - PDX is the code for Portland's main airport - acknowledged officers were clearing people from in front of the building but said protesters "aren't going anywhere".

The president in a pair of tweets Saturday that abolishing ICE would "never happen", adding that its employees are "one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen".

Trump has backed away from family separations amid bipartisan and worldwide uproar.

Their focus, Alex said, should be on "stopping the long-standing culture of corruption" in USA immigration policy and "the appalling practices" of the Trump administration, not on a move that by itself "amounts to rebranding".

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"I don't think ICE today is working as intended", she said.

"I have people already reaching out to us that want to sign on", he said.

That's the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that was created after the 9/11 attacks.

Trump said he'd watched the agency "liberate towns from the grasp of" the street gang MS-13, without specifying which towns.

In recent weeks, a small number of Democrats have even called for ICE to be abolished altogether. He's being named the deputy director of ICE and also will serve as its acting director, Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement on Saturday.

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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.

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