UPDATED 6:41 PM PT — Fri.. July 6, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence takes to social media defending ICE agents in the face of increasing criticism by Democrats.
In a series of tweets Friday, the vice president said ICE arrested nearly 5,000 gang members in 2017 and almost 800 were part of the MS-13 gang.
Pence also highlighted the agency’s work in combating human trafficking, saying last year ICE agents rescued more than 900 children subject to exploitation.
He went on to mention an ICE raid last week, which busted a child sex-trafficking ring.
The vice president ended by saying it’s “despicable” for top Democrats, such as Cynthia Nixon, to call the agents “terrorists.”