Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan said at a White House press briefing that no illegal immigrant in this country should “be comfortable” about being here.
Nor should they. A bank robber should not feel comfortable after they’ve broken the law either.
Homan was responding to a reporter’s question about whether or not he felt his agency had been “exacerbating fears about undocumented immigrants.”
“As far as fear in the immigrant community,” Homan said. “My purpose is to dispel the notion that if you enter this country illegally and violate the laws of this nation … you should not be comfortable.”
ICE Director: No Illegal Alien Should ‘Be Comfortable’ https://t.co/zqRldAHFut No they shouldn’t. It’s time to go home. The party’s over.
— Baglady (@fubaglady) June 29, 2017
The reporter cited a ridiculous study from the Cato Institute that claims illegal immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans. It is ridiculous because it ignores the fact that by being an ILLEGAL immigrant, they’ve already committed a crime.
“People that enter this country illegally violate the laws of this country,” Homan explained. “You can’t want to be a part of this great nation and not respect its laws.”
“They already committed one crime by entering the country illegally,” he added. “None of us in this room would be comfortable if we go speeding down a highway. We’re going to think, maybe I’ll get a ticket.”
Homan is reinforcing comments he made earlier this month in which he announced that illegal immigrants “need to be worried.”
President Trump yesterday urged the House to pass legislation that would increase punishment for people who re-enter the country illegally and for “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with authorities in reporting illegals.
Trump also met with actual victims of illegal immigrant crime.
“You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation’s immigration laws,” he said to over a dozen victims at a White House round table discussion.
Pres. Trump speaks out on immigration as he meets with crime victims: “We are liberating towns from gangs.”
There is a new sheriff in town! pic.twitter.com/qNyuLDu9ax
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) June 28, 2017
Just days after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to increase the number of immigration officers, a move that showed he is serious about fixing the illegal immigrant problem.
Homan previously explained that the Obama Administration did not let ICE arrest non-criminal illegals (an oxymoron if there ever was one) in the past, something he considers an important step.
“If we wait for them to violate yet another law against the citizens of this country, it’s late,” Homan said. “We shouldn’t wait.”
We’ve been waiting for far too long. It’s time the American people were able to sit back and say that we ‘feel comfortable’ about our own safety in our own country.
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