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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand calls for the elimination of ICE

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday night that she doesn't think U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "today is working as intended."

ICE has "become a deportation force," she said, adding, "I think you should separate the criminal justice from the immigration issues." Since President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy went into effect, thousands of undocumented children have been separated from their parents at the border, and Gillibrand said "we should protect families who need our help and that is not what ICE is doing today, and that's why I believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it, and build something that actually works."