Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the move, calling Mr. Vitiello a "well-respected career law enforcement officer" and promised he would be a good advocate for agents and officers.
He will lead ICE as the Trump administration deals with scrutiny over the separation of immigrant children from their relatives at the USA southern border.
Both Democrats' comments came after Tuesday's primary win by progressive, Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley for New York's 14th congressional district.
ROSE: Tameem Fructer (ph) wanted to send a message to the agents on the front line of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. Calls for its dissolution, once rare, are spreading.
Since Trump's election, immigration agents are arresting more undocumented immigrants, including those without criminal records, according to a USA Today analysis of federal data released in May. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state and Adriano Espaillat of NY on legislation to eliminate the agency.
As the Trump administration is stepping up mass deportations, separating families at the U.S. -Mexico border, and interning immigrant children in cages, calls to abolish ICE have spread from a grass-roots Twitter phenomenon to the political mainstream.
He said Trump has done more for the safety and security of the country than any of the six presidents he has worked under.
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"The culmination of all those things, going to the border and then when the president started talking about getting rid of due process, was it", he said. "You need something there".
But there is dissent now in the Democratic ranks.
Trump seems to relish the prospect of Democrats making the abolishment of ICE a campaign issue.
Homan was asked about the recent rhetoric from three New York Democrats: actress and gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon, Sen.
"Right before ICE was established - which is a new agency, It's only been established in the last many years - there was enforcement of immigration laws".
Federal officials said seven demonstrators were taken into custody for failing to comply law enforcement orders and blocking the building's entrances.
ICE was created within the newly formed Department of Homeland Security following the passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
The calls are unlikely to sway Donald Trump who, since assuming office, has taken extraordinary measures to bolster the agency's powers.