The acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement director says having a president who cares about border security has resulted in a 45-year low in border crossings. But that’s not the whole story.
Thomas Homan says that in addition to reaching a 45-year low in border crossings, arrests in the interior of the country by ICE agents are up nearly 40 percent.
Homan also told Fox News that Trump has taken the "handcuffs off” and let them do their jobs:
"Under this president, who's now letting us do our job and taking the handcuffs off the men and women of the Border Patrol and ICE, arrests are up.”
He added that this explains why overall deportations are down:
“The overall removals are down because the Border Patrol has reported a 45-year low in illegal border crossings.”
And he also had a warning for self-styled sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with ICE on deportations:
He told Fox News that sanctuary city apologists are wrong when they claim sanctuary for undocumented immigrants is humane:
Homan continued, telling Fox News that immigrant communities don’t want criminals living in their midst, just like everyone else.
"Immigrant communities don't want criminals in their neighborhoods, either. What they're doing is putting immigrant communities at risk. There's no goodwill here at all.
What they're actually doing is they’re enticing more illegal entry, more people are going to die trying to enter this country to get to a so-called sanctuary city where they think they’ll be shielded."
Homan said he’d like more resources for ICE enforcement in sanctuary cities because when officials free undocumented immigrants, officers have to put themselves in harm’s way to arrest someone at home instead of arresting them in a county jail.