And Acting ICE Director Tom Homan appeared on Fox & Friends, his favorite safe space, using the Annapolis shooting to argue that anti-ICE protesters "should be respecting law enforcement across the board", including ICE agents. "Because they're much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10", Trump said, referring to the global gang. Next it will be all police.
In a following tweet, he says abolition will "never happen!"
"Portland Police Bureau officers recognized the need to assist motorists in identifying alternative routes around road closures due to actions related to Occupy ICE PDX", said the Portland Police Bureau on its presence around the ICE building. President Donald Trump has since signed an executive order reinforcing the policy but asking that families be held together, instead of separately. Marches took place across the country Saturday to protest the policy, which Trump later reversed. But calling for an end to ICE could be a victor for Democrats seeking to rally the party's base in the 2020 presidential primaries.
On Monday, Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin introduced the first-ever bill to abolish the immigration enforcement agency. "I don't think they're going to try and tear this whole thing down".
Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate Dems ask FEMA to extend Puerto Rico shelters Senate confirms Trump's pick to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan Anti-establishment fervor grips Dems MORE (D-Mass.) joined the chorus of ICE critics on Saturday, calling for "replacing ICE" while slamming the White House's "ugly" immigration practices.
The calls are unlikely to sway Donald Trump who, since assuming office, has taken extraordinary measures to bolster the agency's powers.
ICE spokeswoman Liz Johnson condemned calls to abolish the agency as "dangerously misguided" in a statement Friday.
Sharaf and co-organizer Erin Conroy are coordinating their efforts with immigrant advocacy groups.
Immigration attorney Linda Rivas said groups have met with US authorities, congressional representatives and other leaders to discuss an escalating immigration crackdown that they say began decades ago.