The president pointed to calls from the radical left to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“Slashing ICE detention is the first step of many for the far left, I call them the radical left,” said president Trump.
“I will never abolish or in any way mistreat our great heroes from ICE and Border Patrol and law enforcement.
He said the Democrat party is moving far outside the mainstream and are becoming the “party of socialism, late-term abortion, open borders, and crime.” Trump referenced pushes from Democrats to “force the release of thousands of criminal illegal aliens including dangerous felons convicted of rape, sex trafficking, violent assault, and murder, into our country.” The proposal involved a cap on the number of illegal aliens ICE can hold in custody.
“That includes Border Patrol and that includes law enforcement.” He cited the 266,000 criminal aliens that ICE officers have arrested over the past two years.