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Mayor De Blasio Calls For ICE Abolishment

Reuters

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently called to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a Friday tweet from New York Times correspondent Shane Goldmacher.

De Blasio’s demand echoes multiple Democratic politicians who have similarly encouraged resistance against the law enforcement group.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) earlier this week called for the removal of ICE, claiming the group’s mission is now to tear families apart. (RELATED: Push To Abolish ICE Picking Up Steam Among Democrats)

Progressive candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently accused ICE of paving the way “for civil rights and human rights abuses” and called an abolishment of ICE “common sense.” (RELATED: Democratic Congressional Candidate Campaigns On Abolishing ICE)

Mayor De Blasio has previously encouraged resistance against law enforcement. “They have to follow our rules,” he demanded during a May 2017 press conference, adding that NYC teachers will be trained on resisting ICE officers.