Former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tom Homan, doesn’t want to see President Donald Trump concede anymore in his negotiations with Democrats over border wall funding.
As IJR previously reported, Border Patrol agents used tear gas to disperse a group of approximately 150 migrants after they tried to rush the border on New Year’s Eve. Homeland Security spokeswoman released a statement about the incident, saying:
“Once again we have had a violent mob of migrants attempt to enter the United States illegally by attacking our agents with projectiles. The agents involved should be applauded for handling the situation with no reported injuries to the attackers.”
This massive attempted illegal entry came in the middle of a partial government shutdown of the U.S. government. President Trump has refused to sign a bill without five billion dollars for a wall and Democrats have refused to offer anything north of $1.3 billion.
While it isn’t clear how Trump will negotiate a bill to end the shutdown, Homan doesn’t want to see the president concede too much to the Democrats. He claimed that the chaos of the migrant caravan, the children who have died after crossing the border, and the use of tear gas are all arguments for the wall.
He told Fox News:
“When it comes to the security of this country, I don’t think the president needs to give up too much. Look, everybody can watch the TV coverage of this. Look at the coverage last night of the tear gas and the people that are throwing rocks. Look at the two children that died. If you look at everything that’s going on at this border, it is in chaos. And this president wants to address it by adding to the border security.”
Watch Homan’s interview:
Homan claimed that the Democrats need to be the ones to negotiate because they haven’t offered any solutions to the chaos at the border.
“The Democrats haven’t offered up one piece of border security,” Homan said. “They’ve got no plan on this, other than to obstruct this president.”