Full interview: Former ICE acting director John Sandweg discusses border family separations

As both major political parties are struggling over the issue of immigration and the Trump administration's former policy of separating families who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has been caught in the partisan cross-fire.

On Wednesday, John Sandweg, the former acting director of ICE during the presidency of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaA sea change for sexual conduct on campus Anti-wall is not a border policy: How Democrats can sell an immigration plan Obama receives Robert F. Kennedy human rights award MORE joined "Rising" to discuss the agency and all of the criticism it has received in recent months, including calls to abolish it.

"That's a reality at ICE, it gets caught in the middle on the politics," Sandweg said. "ICE is a law enforcement agency that does incredible work but it gets just torn apart by the politics."