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Advocates, Rep. Crowley Blast ICE’s Homan for Speaking at Hate Group

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Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan spoke at an event hosted by the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today, and was blasted for lending credibility to such an extremist group.

CIS and its executive director, Mark Krikorian, like to take offense at the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled them a hate group. But the designation happened for a reason — 2,012 reasons, to be exact. And the fact that Thomas Homan agreed to speak at this event is just the latest in a long line of questionable things he’s done.

Advocates slammed Homan for being part of such a questionable event, and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) made it clear that it’s “disqualifying” for a public official to appear before “a group that spreads white supremacist and anti-Semitic views”. He also sent a public letter to Homan asking the acting ICE Director to cancel his appearance:

The event itself was met with protests from CHIRLA, Voto Latino, the Center for American Progress, and others highlighting the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their families and asking if Homan knew he’d just met with a hate group. View some of the photos, tweets, and pictures below: