Trump has frequently focused on the violent gang in his bid to crack down on illegal immigration, using their crimes as justification for his hardline policies, but in doing so has frequently been accused of lying and making up incidents that simply never happened.
They said their protest comes on a day when the Trump administration plans to open a new ICE detention center in San Diego that will indefinitely detain 47,000 migrants.
"I believe that [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has become a deportation force ... and that's why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it and build something that actually works", Gillibrand said in a CNN interview Thursday night.
Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin said he would introduce legislation that would dismantle ICE and create a commission to provide recommendations to Congress on how the government "can implement a humane immigration enforcement system", according to a statement. Fresh off her defeat of powerful incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley, leftist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - who was backed by the Democratic Socialists of America - has made abolishing ICE a chief talking point of her campaign.
The Trump administration's crackdown on immigration has prompted some Democrats and activists on the left to call for ICE to be abolished.
"I think their priority right now is to get us off the ICE property so that the ICE building can continue to function, get people going in and out", Dorfman said. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA, have stopped short of calling for ICE to be terminated outright and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has circulated talking points advising caution - arguing in a memo obtained by CNN that "abolishing ICE without changing President Trump's disastrous immigration policy will not solve the problem".
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"You need some kind of agency to deal with immigration, but ICE is not that", de Blasio told Lehrer.
The issue could be complicated for Democrats. "Even if they don't say 'abolish ICE, ' they can't not address it".
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"I think they'll never win another election", he added. This is a frequent claim for the president, and Donald Trump has been criticized before for making claims that MS-13 had taken over entire towns and cities.
"They surprisingly gave us the option to leave, I said "yes" and hopped over the fence", he said.