Former ICE Director: AOC Is Making ICE’s Job ‘More Dangerous’

Eric Scheiner | January 29, 2020

Former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Fox News. Homan claimed recent comments by the New York congresswoman are actually making things "more dangerous" for ICE officers.

On Monday, Homan was played a clip of Ocasio-Cortez at a Bernie Sanders rally, where she said, “Organizing is about tipping people off if you start to see that ICE and CBP are in communities, to try to keep people safe. … I’m here because Senator Sanders has actually committed to breaking up ICE and CBP.”

Homan was asked about his thoughts on those statements.

“It's ridiculous. it's an extremely stupid statement made by somebody I never considered real smart anyways,” Homan said. “But here is the elected lawmaker, she’s a congresswoman standing on the stage telling people how to obstruct ICE, tipping people off to ICE looking for them. She needs to realize 9 out of 10 of everybody ICE arrested last year was a convicted criminal or had pending charges. 

Let me talk about last year, 137,000 criminals. 2,000 were murderers, 12,000 sex offenders, 45,000 assaults, 62,000 offenses, 10,000 weapons offenses and she wants the community to tip these people off that ICE is in the neighborhood operating. ICE's job is already extremely dangerous, now she's making it more dangerous. She’s one of these Democrats that keeps saying, ‘noone is above the law, the president isn’t above the law, we need to impeach the president because he's not above the law,’ but apparently illegal aliens are above the law because ICE isn't allowed to arrest them. It’s a ridiculous statement.”