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Calls to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, for years relegated to the far-left corners of progressive activism, have been thrust this week into the mainstream of Democratic politics. Some are even pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Though many who show up to the rallies across the country will be seasoned anti-Trump demonstrators, others are new to immigration activism, including parents who say they feel compelled to show up after heart-wrenching accounts of children forcibly taken from their families as they crossed the border illegally. Kamala Harris of California over the past week. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic nomination in 2016 and is mulling another run, has stopped short of calls to dismantle ICE, but he notes his opposition to legislation that led to creating the force.

Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell University Law School who has written extensively on immigration law, told USA TODAY earlier this week that ICE isn't going anywhere soon.

"It has to be a unified front (in response to ICE)", Bermudez said, "because like when you have people chanting on the street, 'You will not replace us, ' they're not just talking about Jews". "We should abolish ICE", de Blasio commented Friday morning while being hosted by WNYC radio. "We are a major country with major borders, so to me, the issue is what are those policies".

The Trump administration's crackdown on immigration has prompted some Democrats and activists on the left to call for ICE to be abolished. More than 500 have already been reconnected with their families, the Department of Homeland Security announced last week.

Also on Sunday, Connecticut Democratic Sen.

Trump, in a pair of Twitter messages on Saturday morning ahead of the announcement, accused Democrats of wanting to abolish the agency - a handful do, and want a new agency in its place - and following that, "all police", and concluded, "Zero chance".

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He wrote in another tweet: "To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit".

Cornell Law School immigration professor Stephen Yale-Loehr said it was "extremely unlikely" that Congress will do away with ICE.

Still, not every immigrant advocacy group takes the same view.

Their focus, Alex said, should be on "stopping the long-standing culture of corruption" in USA immigration policy and "the appalling practices" of the Trump administration, not on a move that by itself "amounts to rebranding".

When asked how she would replace ICE, she responded bluntly, "Nothing". This month, WikiLeaks published the identities and information of more than 9,000 supposed current and former ICE employees.

Former Vice President Joe Biden voted as a senator from DE for the 2002 law - the Homeland Security Act - that paved the way for ICE to replace the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

But the tweet falls in line with what has been a public relations-style push by ICE and its allies in the Department of Homeland Security to downplay the imagery of alleged family separations resulting from the administration's "zero tolerance" illegal immigration policy.


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