Immigration Protests

Xinhua/Sipa USA

Protesters Take To The Streets Against Trump's Immigration Policy

June 30, 2018 - 11:53 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Several hundred people are marching through New York City and across the country in protest of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

In Jackson Heights on 37th Avenue, thousands showed up Saturday morning to support immigrant families and demanded that the federal government abolish ICE.

Several Democrats have arrived at many of the protests and are supporting either getting rid of ICE or initiating major changes to the immigration enforcement system.

U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-New York) became the latest elected official to call for the abolishment of ICE. On Friday she explained that she believes the agency has become a deportation force and says it’s time to introduce a new system.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra disagreed saying that ICE should be reformed instead.

“What we don’t need is violation of human rights. We don’t need violations of Constitutional Rights. We don’t need children separated from their parents, that’s not America,” Becerra said. “I think you can undo the illegality, the immorality, without undoing an agency that must do the work of a sovereign government.”

President Donald Trump tweeted his support of ICE earlier Saturday morning before the nationwide protests.

“To the great and brave men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit. You are doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe by eradicating the worst criminal elements,” Trump wrote. “So brave! The radical left Dems want you out. Next it will be all police. Zero chance, It will never happen!