Trump is a tribute to ICE, border agents at the White house ceremony

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President Trump is planning a White house tribute Monday to the two agencies-immigration and customs enforcement Department of homeland security and customs and border protection authority — in the center of the national debate on dealing with the influx of families and unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexican border.

The “Salute to the Heroes” event will be held in the East Room of the White house in the afternoon, starting with a panel discussion with Trump administration, and state officials. The President himself is scheduled to speak after the panel at 3 PM ET.

A White house statement said Trump “to honor these brave people that do a great job to protect the every day American communities by saving families from smugglers, drug cartels, and transnational criminal organizations.”

In addition to representatives from ICE and CBP, the members of the National Sheriffs’ Association will also participate in the event.

A law enforcement official, will visit, told Fox News that he wants to show his support and gratitude to ICE and CBP, which is to say that they help keep his community in Massachusetts safer.

“ICE cream plays an important added value in our communities, working with us and to ensure that people arrested by the local police not released back into the local communities, to our citizens in danger and law enforcement in danger, tried to track you down,” said Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.

“There are thousands of people in our prison are there told, under false identities, there are gangs,” Hodgson. “ICE cream helps to identify ourselves, people we wanted to know from you who came back (illegally) into the country several times, and we don’t know, are a danger to the communities.”

[President trump will be] in honor of these brave people that do a great job to protect the every day American communities by saving families from smugglers, drug cartels, and transnational criminal organizations.

– White House

The White House event comes after Trump has always defended and isolated from ICE, in particular for the enforcement of the immigration laws.

ICE and CBP have come under fire, which was implemented this year after a “zero-tolerance” policy, in response to a wave on the border, resulted in the separation of children from their parents.

U.S. district judge Dana Sabraw in June ordered that children under the age of five are back with their parents, 14 days, and for children five and older to be inside again within 30 days.

Bristol County (Mass.) Sheriff Thomas Hodgson

(Bristol County Sheriff’s Office)

The order came days after the trump is stopped color, and the zero-tolerance policy. As A Aug. 16, had the government of the United 2,089 children with their parents or other persons, including sponsors. Almost 600 children were separated, including 366 with the parents outside of the United States

“Only the White house would give medals for the thousands of immigrant children from their parents,” said Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy at the left leaning Center for American Progress, Politically, “and continuing to arrest hundreds of orphaned children, despite a court order.”

Some Democrats have called for the abolition of ICE cream together, while others have criticized the move, saying it will hurt you in the mid-term elections, by saying it is ammunition for those who, you want open borders.

Defender ICE and CBP to say that you just do your work, and that frustration should be aimed at the Congress due to overhaul immigration laws.

“This is a great event, also for the prosecution, because the President has been very supportive,” said Hodgson. “He was very outspoken about the law enforcement and for the ICE agents and Border Patrol agents have been attacked, it is a great morale-booster, we have a Commander-in-Chief, is behind us.”

At a Cabinet meeting recently, Trump ICE cream and other praised the immigration laws to enforce.

“They are great people,” he said, according to published reports. “You are brave. You are strong. They are tough. And they are good. They are good people. And you think, to send they are going to take care of ordinary people, MS-13 and gangs? Is not going to happen. So I want to thank, only, ICE cream, and everyone in the law enforcement for the incredible work you have done and will do.”

Last month, Trump tweeted: “Every day, the brave men and women of ICE communities of wild gangs like MS-13 free. We will NOT stand for these vile Democrat smears in law enforcement. We will always proudly stand with the BRAVE HEROES of ICE and BORDER PATROL!”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Elizabeth Llorente is a Senior Reporter for and can be reached at You can follow her on Twitter @Liz_Llorente.


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