Sen: Democrat Beto O’Rourke says he’s ‘open’ to abolishing ICE

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US President Donald Trump urged Congress on Thursday to reform the nation's "insane" immigration laws, in his latest contradictory outburst over a border crisis that has seen thousands of migrant children separated from their parents.

"They're weaponizing this heat", said protester Mike Shatz.

Unfortunately, it appears that Democrats are more interested in manipulating the emotions of people upset by border and immigration enforcement than they are in passing immigration reform. The debate over the agency's future follows the widespread outcry in recent weeks after the Trump administration separated more than 2,000 migrant children from their parents, a decision that which he has since reversed. "That will mean restructuring the agencies that enforce our immigration laws, including ICE".

"That's all we are asking, that they are able to quell our fears", Romero said. Otherwise, the administration says they will have to separate them from their children after 20 days because the law does not now allow them to indefinitely detain minors.

Trump has spoken out repeatedly against lengthy judicial processes to determine migrants' eligibility for immigration, asylum or deportation, arguing they are a waste of United States resources. To that end, 80 percent favored hiring more immigration judges "to process people in custody faster". Penn found widespread support for the fundamental provisions of the immigration bills, based on Trump's "four pillars", that were rejected by the House of Representatives. But he said it's "heartening" that immigration policy in general "is at the forefront of the conversation ahead of 2020".


It was a heartless and poorly planned exercise aimed at discouraging would-be immigrants from countries south of us from illegal entry. Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed. This was the question: "Many entering the USA illegally claim asylum and are held here pending a review of their claim for asylum".

A few Democrats have called for abolishing ICE, and refashioning a new agency - but haven't been specific on what they're proposing. Clinton's tough stance on illegal immigration reflected Democratic thinking of the time. Penn's questions still do, at least in the way they are worded. "The president's zero-tolerance policy is repressive and inhumane". "Just when you thought the Democrats couldn't move farther to the left, leading members of the Democratic Party, including candidates for higher office, are actually openly advocating the abolition of ICE". Somewhere along the line, Trump decided it would be more effective to blame Congressional body rather than the Democratic body.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner. "This is reprehensible." And they've sort of made it into kind of a moral discussion, if you will, about these practices and what's happening.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. "We know that there's a lot of injustices that are happening and we care for our neighbors and we care for immigration rights".

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