Fmr. ICE Director Says Congress & the Left Responsible for Family Separations

Nick Kangadis | July 23, 2018
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His ire wasn’t directed at Fox News host Neil Cavuto, but the former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan gave the Left’s anti-ICE, pro-illegal immigration stances as much scorching, fiery reality as he could.

Homan joined Cavuto recently to talk about all the different aspects of the immigration debate, including the media and far-Left politicians narrative that immigrant families are being ripped apart for no reason. Homan put the responsibility of children being separated on the people who enacted the laws and then ignored them when it was convenient to their purposes — Congress.

Here’s part of what Homan told Cavuto:

As far as the separating families issue, this is at the doorstep of Congress. I went up on the Hill almost a year ago with the head of CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] and the head of CIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] asking Congress to fix loopholes, one of them for a settlement agreement we can detain families 20 days to see a judge. They refused to fix those loopholes, so the Attorney General did what he had to do operationally to defend our border, because Congress failed to defend it.

So, If anybody wants to blame, ‘What happened? Why are we doing family separations?’ you need to look at Congress. So this congressman in New York and [Senator] Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and [Representative] Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the rest of them, they need to look in the mirror. They failed to do their job to fix the loopholes, and that’s what led to the family separations.

Check and mate.

Here’s Homan’s full epic interview with Cavuto:


Everybody and their brother on the Left want so badly to blame Trump for families being separated at the border. But, like Homan told Cavuto, this problem is squarely on Congress, and started before Trump ever took the oath of office.

Homan also was asked about “the wall” and whether critics are correct in saying that the wall isn’t financially feasible or even needed at all.

“I think the wall’s needed, it’s been proven and a lot of Democrats voted for a wall a few years ago,” Homan said. “This is anti-Trump rhetoric, and the Left pushing their agenda.”

Whatever your opinion is on immigration, you can’t deny that Homan delivered no-nonsense responses to what the media and politicians have made very complicated questions.