Trump slaps down Democrats' 'abolish ICE' push: 'It will never happen'

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Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalAnother Dem lawmaker calls to abolish ICE Susan Sarandon arrested at #WomenDisobey immigration protest in DC 'Old Farts' arrested while protesting outside ICE office in Philadelphia MORE (D-Wash.) on Saturday called for a commission to investigate alternatives to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, telling The Hill that it has become a "rogue agency".

"At approximately 5:30 a.m. today, federal law enforcement officers initiated a law enforcement action to reopen the federal facility at 4310 SW Macadam Avenue in Portland", Federal Protective Service spokesman Robert Sperling said in a prepared statement.

"The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen". "The radical left Dems want you out. And reunify the children with their parents", according to organizers.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who was among a group of roughly 600 people arrested this week following a protest inside the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, appeared on CNN's this morning and explained why ICE as it now exists is untenable.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist candidate who achieved a shocking win Tuesday over Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic primary, touted the abolition of ICE as a key platform in her campaign.

The president has faced renewed backlash in recent weeks over his administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the US border, which has resulted in the separation of families.

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Amid criticism, President Donald Trump on June 20 signed an executive order to stop the practice of separating families.

Fox News is scrambling in response to the grass-roots movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which has begun seeping into mainstream progressive and Democratic politics.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has echoed Ocasio-Cortez, saying the agency's time "has come and gone".

Tom Homan said Democrats need to get their facts straight before protesting and calling for an end to the agency, in an interview Friday.

But Trump on Saturday said "it will never happen" and accused Democrats of wanting to abolish "all police" - something no known Democrat has called for.

It's unclear in what fever dream Trump witnessed ICE's liberation of town after town from the clutches of MS-13, but ICE's competency is not in dispute: they have none.

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