(This report is loosely related to previous USA Herald coverage regarding left-wing protesters’ rage towards members of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).)
On Friday, acting ICE director Thomas Homan pushed back against the increasing number of protests against ICE officials, reports The Hill.
An Overview of Homan’s Statements
Over the past few weeks, intense immigration debates have come to the forefront of American politics. Many individuals in this country have differing, yet strong, opinions regarding the treatment of illegal immigrants who unlawfully sneak across the U.S. Southern border. For some time, these illegal immigrants faced separation from their children. However, after bipartisan backlash, President Trump signed an executive order to halt the separations once and for all.
Despite the recently signed executive order, some Americans remain unsatisfied. As of late, the left has chosen to express their lack of satisfaction via increasingly antagonistic protests. Moreover, ICE officials recently faced potential harm by having their personal information leaked online. This is something which President Trump and many other conservatives have condemned.
Yesterday, Homan shared his thoughts about the backlash against ICE in the following statements during a Fox News interview:
“They need to educate themselves. I mean, this protest yesterday, to protest about family separations on the border – ICE doesn’t separate families on the border. That’s the Border Patrol. We’re a different agency. So they need to get their facts straight and inform themselves what’s actually happening. I’m not throwing Border Patrol under the bus. I think they’re doing what they need to do.“
Calls for the Abolishment of ICE
Incensed protests and leaks of private information seem to be only the beginning of the rage against ICE officials. Democratic leaders have doubled down, branding the agency as a “deportation force” and calling for its permanent termination.
However, not everyone wishes to see Immigration and Customs Enforcement come to an end. Many conservatives have pushed back against their liberal counterparts who want to see the fall of ICE. Moreover, right-leaning Americans maintain the agency is needed to enforce legal immigration.
ICE acting director Thomas Homan has also pushed back against Democrats calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.