Trump salutes ICE agents, Border Patrol

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump salutes ICE, Border PatrolPresident Donald Trump has pledged his renewed support for federal immigration agents despite the efforts of open borders extremists.

During a Monday afternoon event at the White House, Trump recognized members of Immigration and Customs Enforcement – including Border Patrol agents – for their dedication to stemming the tide of illegal immigration in the United States. And he informed the gathering that he has sent a letter to state and local leaders across the country asking them to pledge their full support and cooperation for federal immigration agents.

"Sadly, in recent months – incredibly, I have to say, incredibly – a coalition of open borders extremists ... have waged an unprecedented assault on American law enforcement, our greatest people, threatening ICE and Border Patrol for performing their duties admirably and for defending our country from horrible people," the president stated.

Trump described those extremists as "people who don't mind crime – they mind it when it happens to them, [but] they don't mind it when they have to watch it on television."

During his speech, the president took a shot at Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland, Oregon – where "Occupy ICE" protests have been staged (outside ICE headquarters) in recent weeks in opposition to the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy.

"Last month the mayor of Portland, Oregon, shamefully ordered local police to stand down, leaving federal law enforcement officers to face an angry mob of violent people," he pointed out. "Leading members of the Democrat Party [sic] have even launched a campaign to abolish ICE. In other words, they want to abolish America's borders."

Among those calling for the agency to be abolished are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a New York Democratic candidate for the U.S. House), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York). (See Fox News video below)

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