Tuesday, November 14, 2017
If We Don't Have Enforced Borders, We Don't Have A Country. Trump Has Picked The Right Guy
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday named immigration hardliner
Tom Homan, who has served nearly 10 months as acting director of Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, to run ICE on a permanent basis.
Homan has run the agency since Obama appointee Sarah Saldaña — the
former U.S. attorney in Dallas — stepped down when Trump took office in
January. He has been a public face of the administration's crackdowns on
immigrants and border security, a tough talking law enforcement careerist
who is unapologetic about being "heartless" when it comes to deporting even
the most sympathetic longtime U.S. residents.
"I get asked all the time, 'Why do you arrest somebody that has been here
for 10 years, for 15 years in the USA and has kids?,'" he said a month ago
at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "If we keep sending this message,
'It's OK to violate the laws of this country and ... not be worried about
enforcement,' then we're never going to solve the border crisis.... It's never
going to be solved as long as people think they get a free pass."
The White House announced the nomination with no fanfare, in a formal
notice that Trump was sending Homan's name to the Senate. The president
was flying from Manila to Hawaii on his way back to Washington after a
13-day Asia trip.
Read more at http://trumptrainnews.com/articles/trump-s-slam-dunk-pick-for-ice-director#7HqP07MoBP0JDVd1.99