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Trump says there's 'zero chance' of abolishing ICE: 'It will never happen!'

President Trump on Twitter Saturday slammed proposals to shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

ICE was created just 15 years ago to ramp up enforcement duties previously handled by the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Customs Service. The agency's increasingly aggressive enforcement tactics have drawn broad criticism. "Even the cops don't like us anymore, because they're listening to the news also," one ICE agent recently told the Los Angeles Times. "'Oh you guys are just separating families.'"

The New York Times reported Thursday that 19 ICE agents sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asking her to dissolve their agency. Recommendations for what to do after abolishing ICE vary.