ICE was created out of the old INS, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, in 2003. The on-going treatment of asylum seekers under Donald Trump's "Zero Tolerance" policy, principally the separation of children from their families, and their mistreatment in detention centers, has some calling for ICE to be abolished. Benton County Democrats will be considering a resolution to that effect in their regular monthly meeting, August 15th, 2018. Many on the Right, spurred on by Trump, see this as the Liberals' bid for "open borders." This 4 min and 22 sec interview with a former General Counsel for INS provides some useful context for the debate.