Protest Encampment Cleared at ICE Building in Portland

9 arrests as federal police clear entrance to Portland ICE building

Trump tweeted Saturday morning from New Jersey that 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". Since then, calls to abolish ICE have grown from a whisper to a shout.

The latest Harvard/Harris Poll, though, reveals that swing voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the Democrats' plan to end all immigration enforcement across the U.S.

Ronald Vitiello will lead the ICE in the Trump administration.

Buch said some law enforcement agencies either don't want to work with HSI or they want "to minimize ICE's involvement in the joint operations".

Democratic leaders have also refrained from calling for the outright elimination of ICE, instead focusing on reforming the agency.

But Hemanth Gundavaram, co-director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Northeastern University in Boston, said ICE has been diverted from its stated mission, used as a tool by President Donald Trump to implement his "racist and xenophobic" immigration policy. "What we've been saying is ICE has become a rogue agency".

"Occupy ICE" camps have also been set up in several USA states.

Pocan noted that ICE's duties do not include monitoring the nation's borders and deporting those who enter the country illegally.

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In a tweet Thursday, Occupy ICE PDX - PDX is the code for Portland's main airport - acknowledged officers were clearing people from in front of the building but said protesters "aren't going anywhere".

"Because they're going to get beaten so badly", he said.

Homan was asked about the recent rhetoric from three New York Democrats: actress and gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon, Sen.

Shortly after appearing on the show, the senator took to social media to elaborate she had come around to support the opinion ICE was now a "deportation force" and needed to be replaced with "something that actually works". On Saturday, protesters are set to march in over 700 cities, including Washington, DC, to demonstrate against family separations and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' "zero tolerance" policy that sparked the crackdown. "I think "Abolish ICE" is where it is today because of her leadership".

"It's upsetting. Families being separated, children in cages", said Emilia Ramos, a cleaner in the district, fighting tears at the rally. "There's a way to handle immigration properly, and we have to start working for that day".

Whatever the details, the focus on ICE could cause problems for some potential candidates with more conservative records on immigration.

"The perception of investigative independence is unnecessarily impacted by the political nature of civil immigration enforcement", wrote the agents to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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