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Top Democrats see danger on sudden party push to abolish ICE

Gif of a Donkey saying "Abolish ICE"
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Top Democrats tell Axios they're worried that a sudden wave of ambitious party members calling for the abolition of ICE — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is newly controversial because of the detained kids — will make the party look weak on security, a key issue for many swing voters.

Between the lines: These Dems fear the phrase makes them an easy target for conservatives who accuse Democrats of wanting "open borders."