On Wednesday, Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan promised to “double down” on the gang MS-13, and slammed sanctuary cities as “un-American.”

While appearing on “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” Homan reiterated his warning that anyone who entered the country illegally committed a crime. He added that sanctuary cities, who shielded immigrants, didn't represent the America he knew:

“I've been doing this job almost 34 years. Sanctuary cities, in my opinion, they're un-American. That's not the America I grew up in ... it's a community safety issue. For every criminal alien that's a public safety threat, that I can't arrest in the safety, security, and privacy of county jail, one of the fine men and women that work for us have to go knock on a door. It's an officer safety issue. it's a community safety issue. Enough's enough with sanctuary cities.”

Trump's immigration policies, Homan added, had a “strong effect” on enforcement, and, in effect, sent a signal to immigration enforcement authorities that they could start doing their job.

MS-13, in particular, drew Homan's and host Neil Cavuto's attention. “They victimize the very communities they live in,” Homan said of the gang organization, which he described as a “criminal syndicate.”

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IntegrityImportant(21 likes)Ilse: "I have yet to hear an explanation as to HOW A SANCTUARY CITY MAKES US SAFER."Lefties don't care about whether or not we're safe. Their problem is that they are so afraid that if they set up any standards they'll be called a racist or worse they'll lose votes. Consequently, they call for anybody and everybody to be included whether criminal, ISIS or any other thing. It is such a pathetic short-sighted view that one can hope someone reaches them soon. Otherwise, as I keep posting, we're in deep doo-doo! The Feds need to follow up on denying funding to any locality/city/state that ignores federal laws. Period.
Ilse Dujmovic(18 likes)It isn't like we don't  have enough trash or our own, we do not need to coddle other countries trash as well. When a Mayor cannot protect the citizens of his city it is time for him or her to get out. I have yet to hear an explanation as to HOW A SANCTUARY CITY MAKES US SAFER. That is insanity when you see the crimes committed by Illegal aliens that have been deported umpteen times and have returned.
@cebur19(12 likes)The ICE Director said that "sanctuary cities are un-American" Un-American aka Progressive Liberal Democrat anti-America Left. Kruchev, the Communist Leftist dictator said  “We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.” That is happening before our eyes, the Left has infiltrated and is subverting the United States as we speak. Obama, Soros and the rest of the Leftist anti-America lemmings.