On Monday, former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan lauded President Donald Trump‘s proposed plan to move immigrants caught entering the country illegally to sanctuary cities as “ingenious.”
While appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Homan — who served as the acting director of ICE from January 2017 to June 2018 — pointed out that the majority of undocumented immigrants are “already going to sanctuary cities” because “they think they can be protected from ICE” in those areas as well as receive public benefits, like “driver’s licenses.”
He continued on to express his support for Trump’s proposed plan, praising the president for exposing the Democratic leadership’s “hypocrisy”:
“What the president did, I thought, was ingenious. He called their bluff. […] He pulled the curtain back on the Democratic leadership, showing the hypocrisy that they said they want these people in the United States, they want open borders. And as long as it’s not in my district, as long as it’s not in my neighborhood, we’re fine with it.”
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Homan continued by saying that he does not “believe [the Democrats] believe that” the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is a “manufactured crisis”:
“They know this is a crisis on the border, the videos clearly show it, the data clearly shows it, the tens of thousands released into the streets clearly show it. […] This is about resisting the president. This is about not helping him fix this problem and closing the loopholes because this is his number one campaign promise: secure the border.”
“They want to be able to say, ‘He failed, the president failed on his number one promise,'” he added.
Homan is not the only person to sing praises of the president’s plan. Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council — the labor union representing Border Patrol agents and staff — called Trump’s move “brilliant” while appearing on Fox News on Sunday, as IJR Red previously reported.