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New “litmus test”? Dems demand the removal of ICE amidst immigration furor

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Democratic lawmakers and candidates are increasingly the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of their suite of requirements in DC heated border battle striving.

The calls reflect not only the deepening of the divide between the two partisans of Poland on immigration-with one side of a border looking wall, and the other with a view to the expansion of the leading enforcement agency-but the growing influence of the progressive wing.

More and more politicians of the Democratic party adopted such causes as ‘Medicare for all’ and a Federal guarantee jobs. Now, they are always behind the call for the abolition of ICE cream with gusto.

Maybe not in 2018, the moment better captured the growing influence as a liberal primary Challenger, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ shock victory Thursday night over Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY, a member of the party leadership.

Ocasio-Cortez ran on all three platforms, and even protesting outside of an ICE center in Texas.

Crowley barely had moderate language in his description of the ICE, calling a “fascist” Organisation that needed to “back on the leash.”

But, the attitude was apparently not enough for the Democratic primary voters, who mostly backed Ocasio-Cortez. In the comments on CNN Wednesday morning after her primary win, she went even further and claimed that the ICE is running “black sites”, at the border.

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

“The abolition of ICE cream” – sticker in New York City on Tuesday.

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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.

On the East coast, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to call comes 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.

“ICE has to be so far away from his mission. It is here that the Americans keep themselves safe, but what it has transformed, to be honest, is a terrorist organization of his own, terrorizing the people who come to this country,” she said, according to NY1 News.

While Cuomo has not called for the abolition of the Agency, he threw the ICE in April, in an “attack on our democracy” for its raids in the state and issued a cease-and-desist letter.

“The reckless and unconstitutional practices of ICE, said, in our society, against everything that we believe, in New York and are an attack on our democracy,” Cuomo.

On the West coast, 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.

“There is no question that we have to critically rethink the ICE and his role, and the manner in which it is administered, and the work it does,” Harris said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “And we probably need to think and start from scratch.”

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.

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.”

On the basis of the last week, the Democrats seem to campaign on open borders, mass immigration, & the abolition of ICE cream. Give you points for honesty. Let’s take a vote.

— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 27, 2018

“Please, Democrats, make ‘Abolish ICE” at the center of their campaign this fall!” tweeted Mark Krikorian, Director of the Center for Immigration Studies advocates for tougher immigration restrictions.

While calls for the abolition of the ICE sitting in New York City and Los Angeles, it is unclear how such calls would play in States like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan-where the voters of a hardline immigration policy backed up with President Trump in 2016.

In Florida, Democrats Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz is running against Republicans-Balart have shied away from a hug, the talk of ICE cream.

“The abolition of ICE cream is not the answer,” Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, running against Curbelo said, according to McClatchy. “I think the Agency will have to resolve the grievances and devote, the of its employees to protect the country from actual threats, such as exploitation of children, human trafficking and drug-related crime, rather than to try to fear to cause in immigrant communities.”

But in the Democratic primaries for the Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of the seat, a candidate Matt Haggman has repeatedly called for the abolition of the Agency.

Haggman told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last week that the authority needs to be replaced with something more to do than simply focus on enforcement, although he would not say what exactly that would be.

“The way we had it before under [the now-defunct immigration and naturalization Service], something like that, we said to enforce our immigration laws through a different mechanism, not ICE cream, this is out of hand,” he said.

Some democratic leaders, however, continue to emphasize the need for border security.

As President, Trump accused the Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, want open borders, Schumer was quick to respond, touting his support for border security measures.

“Open borders, @realDonaldTrump?” he tweeted. “The bipartisan immigration bill that I had posted $40 billion for border security and would be far more effective than the wall.”

Open borders, @realDonaldTrump? The bipartisan immigration bill that I had posted $40 billion for border security and would be far more effective than that of the wall.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 21, 2018

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering the American and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached.

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