The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan, is cheering Donald Trump’s policies. Morale is at an all-time high.
“Now they have meaning to their jobs,” Homan said, referencing both ICE and Border Patrol agents, and they’re ecstatic about the changes.
The bigger news is that Homan, empowered by a President who has “taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement”, is planning to surge agents into approximately 300 sanctuary cities.
He said, “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.”
Since President Trump took office, illegal border crossings are down by almost 70 percent, “an historic low,” he said, and arrests inside the country have risen 40%, with demands for the pick up of illegal criminals in local jails up by 80%.
With border crossings down, law enforcement can concentrate on protecting the interior.
Jurisdictions that refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests or refuse to share information with ICE with be the top priority.
Homan argues that sanctuary cities refusing to work with law enforcement, are leaving ICE with no alternative but to pursue them in their homes and places of employment instead of in jails. ICE could end up picking up an entire work crew who are sharing his apartment.
“I’m going to arrest him and anybody else with him because there is no population off the table anymore, referring to President Trump’s expanded deportation policies.” Homan suggested that if they really want “to tap down the fear in the immigrant community, I would think the counties would want me in their jails.”
Homan told Congress recently, “ICE is open for business.” He plans “to enforce the laws on the books without apology…”
The money has been appropriated for the wall
In another key piece of information, in case you missed it, the house appropriations committee has allocated $1.6 billion for the Trump wall, the “big, beautiful wall with a big, beautiful door.”
“Keeping Americans safe by protecting our homeland is a top priority. This funding bill provides the resources to begin building a wall along our southern border, enhance our existing border security infrastructure, hire more border patrol agents, and fund detention operations,” said House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman John Carter.
Engineers have already begun preparatory work for border wall construction.