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Former Trump ICE Director Slams Biden Admin’s Claims Of Compassion At The Border

Former Acting ICE Director under Trump, Tom Homan, blasted DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for statements claiming the department is working to “replace the cruelty” of the Trump administration at the border with “an orderly humane and safe immigration process.”

Mayorkas referred to the child separation policies of the previous administration as “the most powerful example of cruelty.”

And he urged patience in trying to shift gears.

“It takes time to build out of the depths of cruelty that the administration before us established,” he said.

Homan fired back in an interview with Fox News, “Don’t tell me this is compassion!”

“Putting your children in the hands of criminal cartels is inhumane, is dangerous, and it’s just bad,” he continued. “So, I’ve seen it and I just, I can’t believe that statement was even made.”

Al Jazeera previously reported that cartels in Mexico “recruit children to smuggle people” into the United States.

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Compassion Or Cruelty At The Border Under Biden?

In addition to the assertion that the Biden administration is handling the border crisis with compassion rather than cruelty, Mayorkas actually claimed there isn’t a crisis at all.

When asked if there is a crisis Mayorkas replied, “No.”

“The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are working around the clock seven days a week to ensure that we do not have a crisis at the border—that we manage the challenge, as acute as the challenge is,” he added.

This, despite a Wall Street Journal report indicating arrests of unaccompanied immigrant children at the southern border have “surged.”

Homan responded by referencing an exchange he had with Rep. Rashida Tlaib during a House Oversight Committee hearing where the Michigan Democrat called him “ruthless and inhumane.”

“Let’s be frank on what ICE does,” Homan replied at the time. “ICE last year took [enough] opioids off the street of this country that could have killed every man, woman and child in the United States twice.”

“They’ve arrested thousands of sexual predators that preyed on children. They rescued thousands of children who were victims of predators,” he continued. “They’ve arrested hundreds of women who were victims of sex trafficking.”

The ICE.gov website features many press releases and reports about their efforts against human trafficking.

“In my 34 years, I’ve never seen such hate toward a law enforcement agency in my life,” Homan told the Squad member.

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Biden Admin Still Operating ‘Migrant Facilities’ For Children

Incidentally, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has also attacked the Biden administration for their alleged cruelty at the border.

Reports surfaced last month that the Biden administration was opening what the Washington Post calls a “migrant facility for children.”

“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Homan, who served as the executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Obama-Biden administration, says he witnessed cages being built to house illegal immigrants and their children.

“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under Secretary Jeh Johnson,” Homan asserted during a speech at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies.

“I was there when it was built.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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