He has been the acting deputy commissioner at Customs and Border Protection, ICE's sister immigration law enforcement agency, where he's overseen initial construction of Mr. Trump's border wall. "I love that issue if they're going to actually do that".
"You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out".
"Because of (ICE's) reputation, no one wants to talk to them because they are afraid they are going to be deported", he said.
Vitiello "brings to ICE the vision and leadership needed to continue the exceptional work the agency is doing to accomplish its crucial national security and public safety missions", Nielsen said in a statement.
Protesters organized by a local anarchist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America, took over part of the grounds on June 17 to protest the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the U.S.
ICE has been in the center of the backlash over Trump's strict policy, which had the agency arresting undocumented immigrants entering the country without using legal entry points.
More than 600 marches could draw hundreds of thousands of people across the country, from immigrant-friendly cities like Los Angeles and New York City to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming under the banner Families Belong Together.More news: Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), another possible 2020 Democratic candidate, made similar comment last week during an MSNBC interview, saying that the government should "probably think about starting from scratch" with immigration enforcement.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday joined the growing list of Democrats who've publicly signaled their support for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, calling the agency a "punitive, negative tool for division" that is "no longer acceptable".
Officers moved in on the encampment of Occupy ICE PDX demonstrators at about 5:30 a.m. PT, the USA attorney's office in OR said. This month, WikiLeaks published the identities and information of more than 9,000 supposed current and former ICE employees.
ROSE: At a time like this, Robinette says, it's even more important for agents to focus on their mission.
The office was established only 15 years ago, a move meant to help "protect national security and strengthen public safety", in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, as the agency's website says.
He wrote in another tweet: "To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit". So brave!' Trump tweeted. Next it will be all police. According to Trump, the abolition of ICE "will never happen".