Mayor de Blasio joins protesters in call to abolish ICE

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Nine people were arrested Thursday morning after federal officers in riot gear moved in to clear the entrance to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding facility in Southwest Portland.

In a series of tweets, Trump praised the agency as "one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen".

Nationwide, more than six hundred rallies and/or marches protesting the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy separating children from undocumented family members, where and how the children are held, and reunification concerns.

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) became the first US senator to join the growing ranks of progressives who want to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Several other prominent Democrats have joined her call, including Sen.

This week, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said he plans to introduce legislation to eliminate the agency.

In New York, far-left primary challenger and ICE opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocked the party's establishment by beating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y.

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"I'm not a radical, and I'm not an activist", said Kate Sharaf, a Portland co-organizer.

An Inspector General's report published this week by the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency in which ICE is housed, found that ICE does an inadequate job of inspecting and maintaining its facilities, and fails to correct poor practices. "I don't think ICE today is working as intended", she said.

Republican politicians and attendant strategists seem to be welcoming this latest shift in the Democratic party paradigm, sensing that it may cause further internal fracture as well as form as a winning wedge for them with American voters, particularly those voters living outside of strong blue enclaves such as California and NY.

"ICE is broken, it's divisive and it should be abolished", he added, referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "I love that issue if they're going to actually do that".

He has been a fierce advocate for ICE's deportation officers and a vociferous opponent of sanctuary cities, saying they put his officers in danger and risked community safety.

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that immigration authorities must unite families separated along the border within 30 days.

The activists pushing for ICE abolition, meanwhile, said they aren't anxious about potential blowback or any difficulties for Democrats facing more conservative voters, including those potentially swayed by Trump's repeated charges that Democrats favor "open borders". "We know that when people have a effect for illegal activity they do less of it and that's what we're trying to accomplish here".

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