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Pence says calls to abolish ICE are "outrageous" and "unacceptable"

Vice President Pence speaking to a crowd at D.C.'s ICE headquarters.
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Vice President Mike Pence defended Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying Democrats' calls to abolish the agency are "not just outrageous, they're irresponsible," while visiting ICE headquarters in D.C., CNN reports.

"The American people have a right to their opinions, but these spurious attacks on ICE by our political leaders must stop. The type of language that's being used to describe the men and women in this agency and the work that you do every day is unacceptable. ... At a time when some people are actually calling for the abolition of ICE, in this White House, let me clear, we are with you 100 percent."
— Vice President Pence, per CNN

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