‘Abolish’ ICE sees little support among the Democrats, despite the left push, poll finds

While a majority of Democrats view Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a negative, Republicans in a largely favourable Outlook on ICE cream. A considerable part — a full one-third of Americans are all too familiar with the Agency, in order to form an opinion, according to a new survey.

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The latest slogan is not from the extreme left to the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the most likely winner in this election year, as a new survey finds only a quarter of Democrats support the elimination of the Agency support of the Trumpf management.

The results show how the tension among the Democrats about how to deal with the crisis on the border, intensified in June, as the White house came under fire over the separations of the illegal-immigrant families.

But even if you do not want to completely dismantle, ICE-cream, 57 percent of Democrats view the Agency’s negative, including almost three-quarters of those who describe themselves as liberal, according to the poll published Monday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs research.

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Last month, a Fox News survey revealed that the call for the abolition of ICE cream was a Trend in the electorate. The July survey showed that 41 percent of registered voters, as the ICE is handling its job, rejected, while an identical 41 percent. The survey also found that, with a margin of more than 2 to 1, voters against the resolution of the Agency, 42 percent of opposing vs. 18 percent favored.

Some of the potential for the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York, supported to get rid of the ICE in response to the separations. Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren said in June: “The President is deeply immoral actions made, it is obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replace ICE cream with something that reflects our morals and the works.”

Others, including Sen. Kamala Harris of California, called for a rethinking of the Agency, but stopped short of his elimination challenge.

The push to abolish the ICE was something of a litmus test among liberal Democrats in this summer after the self-declared socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 10-term party-leader for New York congressional seat in crashes, in part, by campaigns on the issue. But it has not proved to be a political winner in the other races.

President Trump has taken to paint on the democratic criticism of ICE, the party as weak on immigration and national security.

The administration worked for the reunification of separated families after an international outcry, but this is an ongoing process.

Overall, the opinions are divided about ICE cream, the along party-political lines.

While a majority of Democrats view the Agency in a negative, Republicans in a largely favourable Outlook on ICE cream.

A full one-third of Americans have said, you have to be familiar with the Agency’s own opinion, according to the AP poll.


Dianne Stone, a 68-year-old retired bus driver from Charlotte, North Carolina, said ICE should be amended but not scrapped. After having lived for decades in southern California, she said ICE should be less help from a law enforcement Agency, and more dedicated to to to negotiate the migrants, the border.

“Yes, there are more drugs and crime coming across the border, as a few years ago. But you can’t said you need to keep children in cages” Stone. “ICE cream can be part of a sophisticated check, where they keep the criminals.”

The public largely critical of the administration, progress in the reunification of families. Almost 6 out of 10 think that the Trump management is to do little, but 8 percent say it is too much to do, and a third think it is not enough to do, the AP survey found.

Anna Lee Lish was horrified to be separated from the scenes of children from their parents at the border in June, but don’t blame ICE for the problem.

“I thought it was terrible,” said the 60-year-old social worker from Pocatello, Idaho. “The ICE was just doing his job, following orders. But it is the policy of the separation of families, the need to change is not on the ICE.”

The partisan divide is dramatic: 85 percent of Democrats say the administration is doing too little to unite children with their families, compared to 22 percent of the Republicans in the AP poll. Still, this means that almost a quarter of Republicans feel the administration should do more.

Reviews of trump, the entire handling of immigration are also divided.

To improve more than three-quarters of Republicans largely favorable views of the President on immigration, while more than 90 percent of Democrats reject it. Almost two-thirds of independent voters said they do not approve of Trump dealing with the Problem.

And while the trump-looking administration to curb legal immigration, Americans are more likely to say they want to keep it at the existing levels — 42 percent — as the number of immigrants in 29 per cent, to be increased — or decreased — by 28 percent, the AP survey found.

The AP-NORC survey of 1,055 adults was conducted Aug. 16-20 with a random sample of NORC, the probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population is drawn. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is covering a reporter and editor, sports, tech, military and geopolitics for He can be reached at

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