>> Abolish ICE, abolish ICE.>> There's a major backlash brewing against the US Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency, also known as ICE. After stories of separated families emerged, the video showing children in cages focused sharpened not only the president or the Department of Homeland Security, but on the policy's enforcers ICE, which is been accused of harassing illegal and legal immigrants.
And what started as a hashtag and a chant in the streets, is slowly becoming a party platform. The Democratic Junior Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand, supports abolishing it, as does New York mayor Bill de Blasio. And Tuesday's surprise congressional primary winner, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ran on it.>> I think it's a real commonsense position to take.
ICE was just established in 2003. We had an immigration system before then. It's really just this extra militarization of an agency that is doing what we know is unacceptable.>> There's even a movement from within ICE itself to dissolve into two separate factions. A report out says 19 ICE agents sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, arguing that ICE's focus on detention and deportation under Trump's zero tolerance policy is taking it away from investigating criminal organizations.
Not helping matters on the PR front, on Thursday, a former ICE attorney was sentenced to four years in prison for making nearly $200,000 on stolen illegal immigrant identities.>> We care, we care, we care.>> 600 people were arrested at a massive immigration protest in DC on Thursday with more rallies to come.