Just How Popular Is the ‘Abolish ICE’ Movement?

A new poll revealed how little support the “Abolish ICE” movement has, even among Democrats, despite the mainstream media attention that the advocates have received. . .

The poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that even among Democrats only 25 percent support the policy to abolish the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The “Abolish ICE” movement gathered steam after the media focused on the families affected by the “no tolerance” policy the Trump administration enforced on immigration law. This led to family separations of some immigrants petitioning for amnesty, and also of illegal immigrants. . .

Despite the lack of support for abolishing ICE, a majority of self-described Democrats have an unfavorable view of the agency (57 percent). Among those who describe themselves as liberal, ICE is even less popular, with nearly three fourths reporting an unfavorable view. . .

President Donald Trump has taken up the defense of ICE as part of his political platform. In various speeches and on social media he has decried the vilification of an office he sees as essential to the defense of the nation. (Read more from “Just How Popular Is the ‘Abolish ICE’ Movement?” HERE)

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