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  • Obama Era Immigration Official Deals with the “Children in Cages” Accusation

    If, in the newly elected president of El Salvador it seems the world has discovered an honest man, what to make of now finding another?  Eureka! Two in one week?

    The man who was the Obama administration’s chief of removing illegal immigrants said on Wednesday that it was his boss, President Barack Obama, who had the idea of putting illegal immigrant children in the “cages” that Democrats have used as a bludgeon against President Trump. (Hank Berrien/Daily Wire)

    Thomas Homan served as Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and January 2017 and, since then, has served as Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

    Addressing a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies Wednesday, he said,

    “I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. … I was there when it was built,” according to The Washington Examiner.  … ‘The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’ … But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.”

    Q.E.D. And ouch. This fellow might want to enter the witness protection program.

    Homan clarified that the Border Patrol facilities where illegal immigrants are detained “were not built to take care of children,” adding, “It’s chain link dividers that keeps children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children.”

    The Washington Examiner has pointed out that way back in June 2017 Homan testified to a House Appropriations subcommittee:

    It isn’t the fault of law enforcement that people get separated. It’s the fault of the perpetrator. If someone enters this country illegally … and chooses to have a child in this country that’s a U.S. citizen by virtue of birth, he put himself in that position, so ICE is not separating that family. … I want to emphasize to the public and to the media and to this committee that ICE officers don’t write the laws. They enforce the laws … I can’t blame anybody who wants to live here… But we are also a country built on the foundation of the rule of law. Those who choose to enter this country illegally which is a crime, … have knowingly chosen to break the law. Meanwhile, millions of people who have become permanent members of our society through our generous legal channels, they have shown their respect for the rule of law and for the American people.

    Who is this chap? How’d he ever manage snagging a position in the Obama operation? How’d he keep his job amidst so any BHO enthusiasts who, deep-down, loathe America, despise our laws, have contempt for law enforcement and are, literally or effectively, open border enthusiasts?

    I can’t help wondering if the aforementioned 44th president of the United States is presently pondering the same questions – and regretting he ever heard of Thomas Homan.

    Image: By U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – ICE Leadership, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65382583


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