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Trump Defends ICE Amid Furor over Anti-Immigrant Policies

HeadlineJul 05, 2018

This comes as President Donald Trump continued to praise the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement—ICE—after a federal court ruled his administration may not arbitrarily detain people seeking asylum. Trump was speaking Tuesday at an event in West Virginia after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled asylum seekers who have passed a credible fear interview should be given humanitarian parole, not indefinite detention.

President Donald Trump: “It is—it’s like you’re liberating a town. Like in a war, you’re liberating a town or an area. And ICE goes in there, and they go in there, and sometimes they have to go in swinging. They don’t mind. They’re tough. And then I hear Democrats saying, 'We want to abandon ICE. We want to abandon.' We’re not abandoning ICE, and we’re not abandoning our law enforcement. Just the opposite.”

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