(National Sentinel) Border Security: The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement gave an assessment of President Donald J. Trump’s leadership on immigration during Fox News morning program on Monday.
“I’ve been doing this for 34 years. These criminal aliens, they victimize the very communities they live in too,” Tom Homan told the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
The acting ICE chief was also clear that illegal aliens who engage in criminal behavior are not just harming the societies they enter, they are hurting the entire immigrant community from which they came.
“These immigrant communities, they don’t want criminals in their streets either,” Homan said.
“And as far as push back on this president, let me tell you something, under this president — this president has done more for border security and public safety than any of the six presidents I’ve worked for,” he added.
Building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and shoring up internal immigration enforcement were cornerstones of Trump’s campaign. The issue has been credited with helping him defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
During his interview with Fox & Friends, Woman also addressed the recent acquittal of the illegal alien who killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco.
As reported by Fox News Insider, Homan said he was “sickened” and “stunned” by the jury’s decision to acquit Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of murder and manslaughter charges in Steinle’s death.
“This isn’t the America I grew up in,” Homan told Fox & Friends.
“For a city to knowingly release a public safety threat back into the public is just ridiculous,” he added.
Homan has also been one of the most vociferous critics of so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions whose elected leaders have passed ordinances preventing their police departments from cooperating with federal immigration officials to deport those in the country illegally.
San Francisco is one such jurisdiction.
“Sanctuary jurisdictions pose a threat to the American public by refusing to work with ICE and allowing egregious criminal offenders back into the community to put the lives of the public at risk,” Homan said in June, according to Newsweek.
Trump nominated Homan to become permanent ICE director in November, but his nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.
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