Five Arrested at Immigration Protest; Dallas ICE Offices

Attorney Andrea Martinez was trying to reunite Kenia Bautista Mayorga, 23 with her three-year-old son Noah before the pair were deported to Honduras

Attorney Andrea Martinez was trying to reunite Kenia Bautista Mayorga, 23 with her three-year-old son Noah before the pair were deported to Honduras

A former spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it "doesn't make sense" to get rid of ICE despite public criticism of the agency, and that agents "have a rough time with this too" in the midst of backlash over the separation of undocumented families at the border. "Right now, it's being used to find people who have a traffic misdemeanor and deport them". "You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements".

Immigration attorney Linda Rivas said groups have met with USA authorities, congressional representatives and other leaders to discuss an escalating immigration crackdown that they say began decades ago.

With an annual budget of about $6 billion, the agency employs more than 20,000 people in more than 400 offices in the US and 46 foreign countries.

On Saturday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that acting CBP Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello would take over as acting director of ICE in Homan's stead.

But Trump, who ran on a hard line immigration platform, eased the ICE guidelines in his first week in office, as his Administration declared no groups would be broadly granted exemptions to deportation laws. Over the final two years of the Obama administration, that number was 86 percent. "I think "Abolish ICE" is where it is today because of her leadership".

The proposal was largely confined to the most progressive wings of the Democratic Party until the last two weeks, when Donald Trump's efforts to kidnap immigrant children from their homes and their parents and place them in makeshift prison camps came to light.

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She and others are undaunted after almost 600 women wearing white and railing against the now-abandoned separation policy were arrested Thursday in Washington, D.C. With demonstrations emerging nationwide, immigrant advocacy groups say they're thrilled - and surprised - to see the issue gaining traction among those not tied to immigration. Hartford City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez, of the Working Families Party, said the visceral nature of reporting from the border during the height of the family separation crisis pushed the movement toward a tipping point.

"She had an actual campaign strategy that revolved around ICE, and it was very smart, because (incumbent Rep. Joe) Crowley was weak on immigration and she knew that he would never be able to get where he needed to be to win that primary", McElwee said. And eight people were arrested outside an ICE building in Portland, Ore., that has been closed because of a round-the-clock demonstration.

Progressives and those on the far-left have long urged ICE to be abolished, but the rallying cry broke into the Democratic mainstream this week following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory in New York's 14th congressional district.

Pocan said his bill will be circulated for sponsors once it's fully drafted.

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"Well I hope they keep thinking about it, because they're going to get beaten so badly", Trump told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo in an interview excerpt released Saturday.

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