‘Abolish’ ICE mainstream Gillibrand, de Blasio calls back

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York mayor Bill de Blasio will join the call to, well, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.


The idea was once relegated to the far left. To go but the liberal push to abolish the Federal Agency that enforces Federal immigration laws, the mainstream of the Democratic party, with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and mayor Bill de Blasio to add your support to the cause in the last 24 hours.

“I think that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has been the evening of a removal force … and that is why I think you should get rid of it, start it again, reimagine and build something that actually works,” Gillibrand said in a CNN interview on Thursday.

“We call for the scrapping of ICE cream,” de Blasio spoke on Friday morning on WNYC radio.

Gillibrand’s endorsement is notable as the first sitting senator to the “abolition of the ICE,” push — and as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

They include many of the other Democratic candidates, members of the house, the liberal commentators and authors who have fought back against Trump’s management of immigration policy by calling to good ICE, identified, arrested, and deported illegal immigrants in the United States.

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Left-wing Democrats push for the abolition of ICE cream

Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) committed. Here is a look at some of the most prominent figures in the search for resolution of the Agency.

The growing influence behind the push was stressed at the beginning of this week, with the liberal primary Challenger, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-the shocking victory over Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY, a member of the party leadership.

Ocasio-Cortez emphasized their support for the abolition of ICE cream during the campaign, and even protesting outside of an ICE center in Texas.


“His out-of-court nature is firmly in the structure of the Agency and that is why you are able to get away with black sites said on our border, with the separation of the children,” the Democrat, in an interview this week.

The focus on the ICE cream comes in the Wake of the controversy over the Trump-government, the “zero-tolerance” policy, that is, all the border violators will be prosecuted. This in turn led to rules and a separation of families due to the long years of imprisonment, to President of the Trump be used together signed an executive order last week, ordering families into custody.

With this controversy in the headlines, the elimination of ICE-the long-the area of the far-left parts of the Democratic party base, which has moved in favour of open borders and no deportations — that is, from a slogan on a protest-posters an idea of the mulled wine by rumored to 2020 hopefuls.

“Each country must be adequate law enforcement to their limits. ICE cream is not a reasonable law enforcement authorities. The ICE is broken, it is divisive and it should be abolished,” de Blasio tweeted Friday.

Each country will have appropriate law enforcement to their limits. ICE cream is not a reasonable law enforcement authorities. The ICE is broken, it is divisive and it should be abolished.

— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) 29. June 2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also under strong pressure from the left, for the removal of ICE, especially in the midst of a far-left challenge from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon — calling it a terrorist organization.

And Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., anyone who has floated like a 2020 Democratic candidate, said that the United States consider “starting from scratch” for ICE, however, call for short-to abolish it.

In Oregon, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who voted against the establishment of the Agency in 2002, doubled on his opposition in a recent Medium post, in which he requested it to be closed.

“We should be the elimination of ICE and begin to protect the focus on our priorities, our families and our borders in a humane and thoughtful fashion,” he said.

In January, the idea was endorsed by Brian Fallon, a former top aide 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, President Barack Obama ‘ s attorney general.

“ICE cream is an irresponsible deportations strength,” tweeted Fallon. “Dems in the year 2020, the campaign is intended to run on the termination of the Agency in its current form.”

The idea is not limited to the deep-blue Democratic enclaves.

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., announced on Monday that he is introducing a bill to abolish the Agency, while President George W. Bush administration in the Wake of 9/11.

“I’m the introduction of laws, the ICE and crack would be abolished-down on the Agency’s ceiling Directive target and round up people and families,” Pocan said in a statement. “The heartless actions of this abuse Agency and do not represent the values that our nation and the United States have a more humane immigration system, one that treats each person with dignity and respect.”

The shift to the left on immigration has pleased some Republicans and conservative, think that it may be Democrats move in unelectable territory.

“On the basis of the last week, the Democrats seem to campaign on open borders, mass immigration, & the abolition of ICE cream,” sen. Tom cotton, R-Ark., said on Twitter. “Give you points for honesty. Let’s take a vote.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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