On Life, Liberty & Levin: Former ICE chief tells politicians to ‘stand up’ and ‘do your job’ on border crisis

· September 16, 2019  
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Thomas Homan appears on Life, Liberty & Levin
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Far-left politicians and activists have made a abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) an open-borders rallying cry, but what would result from actually doing that?

On Sunday night’s episode of Life, Liberty & Levin, former acting ICE Director Tom Homan told LevinTV host Mark Levin exactly what ending the immigration enforcement agency would mean.

“They want to abolish an agency that rescued hundreds of women from sex trafficking,” Homan said, referring to the agency’s work during the last year of his leadership. “They want to abolish an agency that saved thousands of children from child predators and sex traffickers. They want to abolish an agency that seized enough opioids in this country in one year to kill every man, woman, and child in this country twice. Not once; twice.”

After running down a lengthy list of the agency’s other responsibilities and achievements, Homan concluded that ICE’s opponents “want to abolish an agency that helps keep this country safe and that enforces laws they enact.”

“Take your best shot. You’re not going to bully me. You’re not going to shut me up,” Homan said. “I’m proud of my 34-year career. I think I’ve saved many, many lives in my career.”

Homan also discussed his appearance before Congress when he sparred with Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, Mich., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Fla., at a committee hearing. The guest explained, “You’re not going to learn a lot in the hearings, because the hearings aren’t about getting to the truth.”

Instead, Homan said, “it’s about making speeches, attacking myself and the president and the men and women of ICE and the Border Patrol, and not letting you respond.”

Rather than putting on “political theater” for the TV cameras, Homan says he would rather see lawmakers actually come up with a legislative solution to the ongoing border crisis.

“ICE isn’t making this [crisis] up; ICE is enforcing the laws they enacted,” Homan said. “If they don’t like it, then stand up and legislate. Do your job. But don’t vilify the men and women that leave the safety of their home every day to defend this nation.”

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Author: Nate Madden

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