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The entire effort is yet another embarrassment for House Republicans, who waded into the immigration debate only to see the effort crash and burn thanks to Trump and the hard-liners in their caucus.
On Wednesday progressive candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon said she supports abolishing ICE, while her incumbent opponent declined to do the same.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski responded with a dismissive "womp womp" when he learned that a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome was separated from her mother at the border.
In February 2017, Zeresenay Testfatsion arrived at the Texas border to seek asylum in the United States. Earlier this month, he died by suicide, still in ICE custody.