Trump Condemns Democrats Calling to Abolish ICE: ‘It Will Never Happen!’

An encampment with the Occupy ICE movement grew in June 2018 in front of Portland's US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices

An encampment with the Occupy ICE movement grew in June 2018 in front of Portland's US Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices

"We came to the United States seeking help, and we never imagined that this could happen".

Homan was already planning to retire more than a year ago, when President Donald Trump asked him to stay on as the acting director of ICE. 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.

On Monday, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said he would introduce legislation to eliminate the agency.

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose shocking primary victory against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley heralded a new progressive push in the Democratic party, has been a vocal advocate of abolishing the agency.

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"Extremist Democrat politicians have called for the complete elimination of ICE".

Homan's retirement comes as the administration faces an global backlash over a policy that has separated parents and children caught crossing the border without documentation, and reunite those families. Thursday morning, dozens of officers in Department of Homeland Security in riot gear and began removing tents and other barriers.

"You think you should get rid of the agency?" he said, his eyes wide.

"They have strayed so far from the interests of the American people and the interests of humanity".

"ICE is broken, it's divisive and it should be abolished", he added, referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Elizabeth Warren, called for ICE to be abolished during protests over the weekend.

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"I think what has to change are the policies, and the people that are making these policies are making horrendous decisions like separating kids from their parents", she said on "This Week".

Trump told ICE officials to "not worry or lose spirit" despite protests about the administration's immigration policies.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "believes that ICE has been on the wrong end of far too many inhumane and unconstitutional practices to be allowed to continue without an immediate and fundamental overhaul", said her spokesman, Drew Hammill.

In a pair of tweets from his private golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, Trump forcefully defended the performance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and lambasted Democrats as pushing a "radical left" agenda to abolish it, even though only a handful have publicly supported doing so.

Angel Padilla, policy director at the grassroots group Indivisible, said ICE "terrorizes communities" and that Gillibrand's move "demonstrates where the progressive base is".

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"It's upsetting. Families being separated, children in cages", said Emilia Ramos, a cleaner in the district, fighting tears at the rally.

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