California Continues To Put ICE Agents In Danger With New Law, Says Tom Homan
Former acting ICE director Tom Homan said California is putting the lives of immigration agents in danger by embracing radical political policies Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.”
“It’s just a further deterioration of the very foundation of what this country was founded upon — is the foundation of law. I mean, the rule of law,” Homan said. “It needs to mean something.” (RELATED: Andrew Cuomo Called ICE Agents Thugs And Tom Homan Wasn’t Going To Stand For It)
Homan was discussing a proposed law that would prevent ICE agents from making courthouse arrests of illegal immigrants in the state of California.
“California’s own state chief judge agreed with the [current arrest] policy. So here you got politicians that think they know better than judges and law enforcement officers on how to do their jobs,” Homan said.
“You’re talking about a criminal — same as the jails. A criminal walks out of a jail because they don’t call ICE, look up recidivism rates,” he continued. “Over half re-offend the first year.”
Homan advocated for arresting criminals within the confines of the courthouse to give law enforcement an advantage and help prevent further incident.
“Why not arrest a criminal in the safety and security of a jail or courthouse, where they don’t have weapons? They get released to the street, which means we’re going to have to go to a neighborhood or place of employment — because we’re going to find them and we’re going to arrest them,” he said.
“The problem is it’s very dangerous for the officers and more dangerous for that alien.”
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