ICE boss praised President Trump on Tuesday, thanking him for the opportunity to crack down on illegal immigrants and has said he’s planning to send hundreds of agents to sanctuary cities in the near future. Thomas Homan is the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and he said earlier on Tuesday that he’ll be sending more resources in order to address undocumented/illegal immigrants in what he describes as ludicrous sanctuary cities.
“In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law. What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business.
We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do. But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.”
During the same interview for the Washington Examiner, Mr. Thomas Homan praised the POTUS for taking the handcuffs off law enforcement, thus allowing ICE to mitigate illegal immigration in a comprehensive manner.
“You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they’ve had,”
According to ICE’ director, illegal border crossings under Trump’s tenure in the White House have decreased by 70% (sans a border wall, mind you), while arrests inside the US have increased by 40%. Mr. Thomas Homan is a 3 decade ICE veteran and he said the agency has received a green light to hire ten thousand new immigration agents, whose job will be to arrest illegal criminals who are seeking shelter in sanctuary cities and basically everywhere else.
I won ‘t be happy until those sanctuary mayors are frog-marched to prison where they belong.
8 U.S. Code § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
(a) Criminal penalties
(A) Any person who—
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
(ii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A) (iii) be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
Looks like a certain government official should be very concerned about the consequences of shepherding the criminal alien out a back door not accessible to the public for the purpose of evading capture by ICE officials.