The former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) slammed the Democrats for pushing a “false narrative” regarding President Donald Trump‘s immigration policies.
During an interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” former acting ICE Director Tom Homan praised the president’s tough stance toward the immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that Trump deserves “credit” for the progress he has made on the border crisis and that he believes the “threat of tariffs” has “worked so far.”
Homan continued on to say that he thinks the president “will use every tool in his toolbox” to address the border crisis and that the U.S. needed to watch Mexico to ensure it “lives up to the promises.”
The former acting ICE director was then asked for his reaction to a recent Fox News poll that showed that half of American voters believed that the president’s immigration policy enforcement has “gone too far.”
Homan responded by saying that the 50 percent of voters who believe that way are “misinformed” before he bashed the Democrats and “most of the media” as pushing a “false narrative” regarding the situation down south.
“That 50 percent is misinformed,” Homan said. “Look, the false narrative being pushed by the Democrats and most of the media is that the Trump policies are ‘inhumane’ and so forth.”
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He went on to point out that “nine out of 10” of ICE arrests from 2018 “were either a convicted criminal” or had “pending criminal charges” before saying that the American people needed to be “educated” on the “facts” around Trump’s immigration policies to combat the “false narrative” by the Democrats.
Homan has weighed in on the crisis at the border before.
As IJR Red previously reported, Homan said in an interview with “Fox & Friends First” last week that he “hop[ed]” to see Mexico follow through with its recent border deal with Trump, saying that “actions speak louder than words.”
Under the deal, the Mexican government agreed to send 6,000 troops to its own southern border to help curb the flow of illegal immigrants coming through the country. The president called off the tariffs he had threatened against Mexico after its government agreed to the deal.