ICE Protesters Would Be Thanking Agents If They Studied The Issue, Former Chief Says
Former ICE chief Thomas Homan lambasted progressive immigration protesters, saying that activists would be thanking the agency if they fully understood their work to catch criminals, child predators, and their fight against terrorism.
“I think it’s ridiculous. I wish they would read a book,” Homan said Monday on Fox & Friends. “Go to the ICE website: ICE.gov and see what ICE does. Do they really want to stop a company from helping ICE arrest thousands of child predators that prey upon children? Do they want shut down agency that has rescued thousands of children from these predators?”
Homan was responding to one of the most recent demonstrations against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Nearly 80 protesters were arrested Saturday during a demonstration outside a Microsoft office in midtown Manhattan. The activists, organized by Close the Camps NYC, were demanding that the massive tech company cease business with ICE. More specifically, the activists were calling on the tech giant to discontinue its data processing contract with the agency.
The Microsoft location was forced to close its doors early when the activists staged a sit-in.
ICE, the agency within the Department of Homeland Security tasked with carrying out deportation orders, has experienced increasingly inflammatory rhetoric from left-wing organizations and Democrats, mostly in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.