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

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 … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Outgoing ICE Director Thomas Homan: “He will go down in history as the Bull Connor of federal immigration enforcement”

Homan’s record and rhetoric has been disgusting and disgraceful ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan announced yesterday that he will be stepping down in June. Homan has played a key role in turbocharging the Trump Administration’s cruelty towards immigrants. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “We’re glad to see Homan go. He has been Trump’s … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Thomas Homan?

Originally published March 30, 2018; updated July 10, 2018 Thomas Homan is the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal immigration agency responsible for arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, who is reportedly retiring next month. A career immigration official who has served under six Presidents, Homan previously served as ICE’s executive … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan Call to Lock Up Local Officials is Dangerous, Unconstitutional and “Akin to a Totalitarian Thug”

This week on Fox News, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan took a page out of Donald Trump’s “lock them up” playbook by suggesting that we arrest and jail democratically elected officials of cities and states that are friendly to immigrants. “We’ve got to take them to court and we’ve got to start charging some of … Continue reading »

Thomas Homan Supports Mass Deportation, Shouldn’t Be Next Director of ICE

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan has been nominated by President Trump to be the new official head of ICE. ICE hasn’t had an official director since former chief Sarah Saldaña left at the end of the Obama Administration, but that doesn’t mean the ICE job should go to Homan. In his time … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan’s Cynical Anti-Immigrant Ploy Amid Northern California Wildfires

Northern California is recovering from devastating wildfires. Why is Thomas Homan interjecting a nonsense political agenda? This month, wildfires in the Napa and Sonoma regions of northern California killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes. Shortly after, right-wing news sites like Breitbart and Infowars (in their capacity as right-wing, race-baiting sites that use every shred … Continue reading »

As Trump Administration Seeks to Rev Up Deportation Machinery, Congress Needs to Provide Accountability, Not More Funding

As Administration Continues to Push False Public Safety Narrative, Arrests of Non-Criminals Skyrocket; DOJ Erodes Immigration Judges’ Independence; and DHS Threatens to Expand Immigration Jails and Workplace Raids – Showing Complete Politicization of Federal Immigration Policy The Trump Administration’s mass deportation policy has been on display over the past nine months, with cruel and un-American consequences. In … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families

Yesterday, USA Today published an Alan Gomez interview with acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan in which Homan promised that the Administration’s immigration crackdown was just getting started: MIAMI — In the seven months since Thomas Homan was appointed to carry out President Trump’s promises to crack down on undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., he … Continue reading »

Going for Broke: After a Week of Dismal Failures, Trump Administration and Cohorts Try to Change Subject By Lashing Out At Immigrants

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA … Continue reading »

Sessions, Homan Are Threatening Sanctuary Cities — But Law So Far Has Been on Immigrants’ Side

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates immigrants, so it’s been no surprise that he also hates so-called “sanctuary cities” — places that allow immigrants to live in peace as long as they don’t commit any crimes. Sessions and the Trump Administration have tried to implement an executive order against sanctuary cities, threatened local officials with federal … Continue reading »

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