ICE Director Says Immigrants, Not Law Enforcement, Break Up Families

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On Tuesday, Thomas Homan, director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, said undocumented immigrants, not law enforcement apprehending and deporting them, are responsible for breaking up their own families.

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"It isn't the fault of law enforcement that people get separated. It's the fault of the perpetrator,” Homan told the House Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee. “If someone enters this country illegally and knows he's in the country illegally and is found to be in the country illegally and is ordered removed from the country and chooses to have a child in this country that's a US citizen by virtue of birth, he put himself in that position, so ICE is not separating that family."

Somehow, it gets worse. Addressing the growing fear the undocumented community is experiencing under the Trump administration, Homan said immigrants should be very afraid.

“If you’re in this country illegally and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable. You should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried,” he alarmingly said.

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To hear the entire speech, watch the video below.