Rep. Frederica Wilson (D., Fla.) said the border patrol agents who joked about migrant deaths and posted sexist content in a secret Facebook group should be "prosecuted" during a press conference on Monday outside of a Homestead, Florida migrant detention center.
Freshman Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) called for decreasing funds for the "rogue" Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) during an interview on Boston Public Radio on Friday.
An increasing number of elected officials and progressive activists associated with the Democratic Party are rallying behind calls for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency responsible for preventing cross-border crime and illegal immigration.
The last three months of 2017 saw a slight increase in apprehensions and denials of would-be entrants to the United States at the southwestern border, according to new data released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.