Former ICE Director Puts NYT on Blast for ‘Disgusting’ Op-Ed Calling for the Public Shaming of Agents

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Former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Tom Homan slammed a recent New York Times op-ed called for the public shaming of ICE agents during an interview with Fox News on Monday.

The author of the op-ed claimed that if the identities of the agents were posted, they would be shamed into choosing another career.

“The knowledge, for instance, that when you go to church on Sunday, your entire congregation will have seen you on TV ripping a child out of her father’s arms is a serious social cost to bear. The desire to avoid this kind of social shame may be enough to persuade some agents to quit and may hinder the recruitment of replacements.”

However, Homan slammed the op-ed, saying that it is a form of doxxing and cited his own experience with losing his privacy.

“It’s disgusting. I mean, it happened to me when I was director,” Homan said. “They doxxed me and my home address. I had 80 protesters at my house on a Sunday morning.”

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As IJR Red reported, many border patrol officials have spoken out in support of ICE after some lawmakers called to get rid of the agency. Homan also spoke out to defend the agents.

“It’s just ridiculous, cause whoever wrote this op-ed has obviously never spoken to a border patrol agent and she’s pushing a false narrative,” said Homan.

He went on to describe what he had seen during his time as a border patrol agent, saying that they were overwhelmed with the immigration issues that they had to deal with.

“I’ve been there. I was a border patrol agent, I was there a couple of years ago. These border patrol agents are taking sickness home to their families because they’re taking care of sick children. They’re changing diapers, they’re making formula. These border patrol agents did not sign up for this.”

Homan hoped to remind the author that the job they do is incredibly difficult and they should have to worry about their identities being exposed.

“They’re fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters themselves,” said Homan. “They’re doing a tremendous job and they need to be respected for it.”

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Gary Nilson
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Gary Nilson

So typical of the “failing” NY Times and AOC, to pile on to the overworked people stuck with dealing with the impossible situation created by a do-nothing Congress, fanned by liberal opportunists bent on maintaining the humanitarian crisis on our southern border purely for political purposes.

Screwtape
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The Left HATES when it’s own tactics are used against it. q.v. the “nuclear option for filibusters”, not seating a Supreme Court judge during an election year.

An upstate NY paper “doxed” all gun owners/carriers in their region. They screamed when they names, addresses, family members of the newspaper were similarly doxed. Bet they won’t try that again.

Steven
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Lead with ALL of your personal information, if you wanna dox someone, and you are not a complete pvssy. Otherwise, go to hell.

John
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John

Notice this person didn’t supply, in big,bold letters, their own name, address, & phone# but did encourage others to break the law………rather reminds me of Maxine Waters.

Patriotic Legal Immigrant
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Patriotic Legal Immigrant

Wonder if ICE would be allowed to publicly shame the NYT by posting the photos or show videos of the people involve on the evening news while going in and out of their office building or home!

Henry Sisson
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Sounds to me like this should be addressed as a national security issue and said individual should be charge accordingly.

Joey
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Joey

Maybe we need to shame the New York Times, too late, they have already done it without us.

Gerald D Cline Jr.
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Yeah…been there; done that. When I was in Vietnam my name and home of record–which was my parent’s home–were published in the local paper. It was not a case of being doxed like the NYT is suggesting. Back in those days it was just SOP to provide that kind of information in the story which was that a local boy (me) had been deployed to Vietnam. A couple of days later some antiwar protesters showed up at my parents home to “protest….” They did not bring “protest signs.” They did not sit on the front lawn and chant antiwar slogans.… Read more »

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