Despite Democrats' apparent confidence in their push to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), President Donald Trump predicted that position, along with Democrats' position on border security, would backfire and cost them future elections.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted yesterday: "ICE is broken, it's divisive and it should be abolished". Trump branded the filibuster rule in the Senate requiring most significant legislation to need 60 votes for passage "ridiculous" and called for its abolition, but both Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike have rejected calls to do so.
She added: "And that's why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works".
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, became the first senator to announce her support for the agency's elimination last week.
Protesters planned to enter the Abraham A. Ribicoff Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse and occupy offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Also on Sunday, Connecticut Democratic Sen.
"The government will not separate families but detain families together during the pendency of immigration proceedings when they are apprehended at or between ports of entry", the Justice Department said in a filing with Judge Dolly M. Gee, who for the past few years has been the key force controlling family detention.
"We saved 904 children through our investigations from being exploited, being raped, being molested, being filmed", he pointed out, according to the Examiner.
"Every country needs reasonable law enforcement on their borders". "We don't need "family-friendly" cages".
With the laser-like focus of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, those opposed to almost all forms of immigration enforcement took to the streets this weekend to protest, well, just about everything under the sun. "Abolish ICE, is it a good idea?"
However, Homan impressed that separating children from their parents has absolutely nothing to do with what ICE does. I've raised questions about "Medicare for all" in the past, because I think it's an oversimplification and we can achieve the same fundamental goal - universal, secure, affordable coverage - in somewhat different ways (my preferred system would be a hybrid one like they have in France, but that's a topic for another day).