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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is calling for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be abolished, saying that the agency has “become a punitive, negative tool for division,” and is “no longer acceptable.”
In calling for the agency to be disbanded, de Blasio echoed comments made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a political newcomer who defeated Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a Democratic primary race on Tuesday.
The article goes on to state the following:
“You need some kind of agency to deal with immigration, but ICE is not that,” de Blasio said on “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WYNC. “ICE has proven it can’t be that. ICE’s time has come and gone; it is broken. ICE has been sent on a very negative, divisive mission, and it cannot function the way it is.”
“So I think Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is right,” he added. “We should abolish ICE. We should create something better, something different.”
Calls to do away with ICE, which was established in 2003, have grown in recent days amid a public furor over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy mandating the prosecution of all people who cross into the U.S. illegally through Mexico.
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