(U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan speaks during a press conference, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC)
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan says he's looking into charging leaders of sanctuary cities with violation federal anti-smuggling laws.
Homan is pretty fed up with local officials putting their communities at risk by releasing illegal aliens from jail:
"Shame on people that want to put politics ahead of officer safety, community safety."
The leaders of sanctuary cities are so concerned with looking good and defying Trump, that they'll support causes that seriously harm the people they're elected to serve. They spew hyperbole and sob stories about how evil ICE is, when all ICE is doing is enforcing the law.
Homan's says this to his critics:
“People who don’t think we should enforce immigration law — I wish they’d hang out with me for a week. I wish they were with me in Phoenix, Arizona — people held hostage. A guy with duct tape all over his body, with a hole poked out in his mouth where he breathed through a straw for days, until they paid his fee. They weren’t with me on the trail in the Border Patrol where we found dead aliens abandoned by smugglers. They weren’t with me standing in the back of that traffic trailer with a 5-year-old boy who suffocated in his father’s arms.”
He said that this year ICE will break the deportation records of 409,849 migrants, set in 2012 under President Obama:
“I think 409,000 is a stretch this year, but if [the Justice Department] keeps going in the direction they’re going in, if we continue to expand our operational footprint, I think we’re going to get there. Our interior arrests will go up. They’re going to top last year’s for sure.”