ICE Director Thomas Homan said during a White House press briefing that no illegal immigrant should “be comfortable” in the United States.
This is one big statement to make. And Trump supporters are rejoicing!
Homan was at the briefing with U.S. Attorney John Huber to support two anti-illegal immigration bills that Congress is set to vote on. One of the bills will not allow jurisdictions that refuse to comply with immigration detainers to receive grants from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. The other bill would increase the punishments for a deported illegal immigrant who returns to the U.S.
The ICE director said that these bills signify additional tools in his toolbox to combat illegal immigration. The Daily Caller previously reported that while immigration reduction groups are in support of the laws, they don’t think they go far enough. The Davis-Oliver Act would also target sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants who have returned back to the U.S. in addition to several other measures.
Homan, however, said these laws represent the “most significant pieces of immigration legislation I have seen in my entire career.”
He highlighted the effects of Trump’s executive orders on illegal immigration, saying that since they went into effect in January, ICE has arrested 66,000 individuals known or suspected of being in the country illegally.
If you want to compare that to Obama in 2016, it’s a 39.3% increase over the same time frame.
That is some diligent work!
Homan said people who enter the U.S. illegally “should not be comfortable” and instead be “concerned that somebody is looking” for them. Based on the numbers, someone probably is.
CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was angry (obviously, he is a liberal) and accused Homan of looking at the issue in a “cold and clinical” manner.
In response, the ICE director maintained that the agency focuses on criminals or people who have been ordered to be deported and haven’t left. However, if ICE should encounter any illegal immigrant, they could be deported.
Acosta can say what he wants, Homan is doing his job. He is honoring Americans’ wishes.
Homan then returned to the podium after a few minutes and said he wanted to respond to the notion that he is “cold” or the “devil.”
He was on the verge of tears as he recounted horror stories during his law enforcement career such as encountering dead children and molested women. He said the organizations behind these awful crimes move “these people looking for a better life,” and that when “we endorse the non-enforcement of immigration laws we bankroll these organizations.”
CNN, do you have any comment on that? We didn’t think so…