The New York candidate for Governor Cynthia Nixon has called ICE a "terrorist" organization and she thinks she should be abolished! Rob Smith has all the details.
Two prominent New York Democrats joined Progressives' recent demands to abolish US immigration and customs authorities
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio both called for the resignation of ICE this week, reflecting President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance immigration policy"
"I do not think ICE works that way today as planned, "Gillibrand said Thursday night CNN. "I think it has become a deportation force, and I think you should separate the criminal justice system from the immigration issues, and I think you should redesign ICE under a new agency with a very different mission and take on both these missions."
On Friday, Gillibrand gave her opinion on Facebook and wrote "We must abolish the ICE."
De Blasio said in a radio interview with WNYC Friday, "ICE has come and gone."
He added "We should abolish ICE Better to do something different. "
The comments of both Democrats came after the first victory of the progressive, Democratic-Socialist candidate on Tuesday Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Democratic Republican Representative Joe Crowley for the 14th Congressional district of New York.
Ocasio-Cortez is one of many progressives who demanded the abolition of the ICE.
On Monday, MP Mark Pocan, D -Wis., Said he would introduce legislation to eliminate the agency.
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ICE is at the center of the storm over family divisions on the edge. The Trump government's "zero tolerance" immigration decree allowed ICE-illegal undocumented immigrants to enter the country illegally. Children with these adults were then housed at the Ministry of Health.
President Donald Trump ordered that the divisions be stopped, but the details of what's coming next are being worked out.
Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at The Cornell University Law School, who has written extensively on immigration law, told USA TODAY earlier this week that ICE is getting stuck.
"Even if the Democrats take control of Congress in November, chances are little to do away with ICE," he said.
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