Homan Accuses Rep. Jayapal Of Helping Migrants As ‘A Political Stunt’

Mike Brest | Reporter

Former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan condemned Rep. Pramila Jayapal Monday night for going down to the border and assisting five people who had been denied asylum gain entry during his appearance on “Hannity.”

On Saturday, Jayapal tweeted that she “successfully [assisted] 5 asylum seekers – 2 unaccompanied minors, a mother and her 9 year old child, and a young man with a serious medical condition – into the United States.”

Homan appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss her intervention alongside Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera. (RELATED: Geraldo Rivera And Dan Bongino Raise Their Voices In Fiery Migrant Caravan Debate)

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“When you remember back or when your family tells the story of how your forbearers come to this country, they were also dirt poor,” Rivera stated. “The Irish were fleeing the potato famine, the Italians were fleeing their devastating economy, the Jews of Eastern Europe were fleeing the pogroms, there is always a reason. They often don’t speak the native language, they are dirt poor, they worked their way up. They realize the American dream, they come, they invent Google, they invent all of these new gizmos and businesses. It is the lifeblood that feeds our republic.”

“I get that,” Hannity replied. “But you are not addressing the main point. My grandparents, you’re right, they were poor. Irish Catholic need not apply, my four grandparents. But the point is they came legally,” Hannity responded. (RELATED: U.S. Border Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member ‘Intending On Filing For Asylum In The United States’)

CIUDAD TECUN UMAN, GUATEMALA - OCTOBER 19: Members of the migrant caravan push forward at a gate separating Guatemala from Mexico on October 19, 2018 in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. The caravan of thousands of immigrants, most from Honduras, pushed open the gate on the Guatemalan side and crossed the bridge to Mexico but were then pushed back by Mexican riot police. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Members of the migrant caravan push forward at a gate separating Guatemala from Mexico on October 19, 2018 in Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Homan then called out Jayapal.

“She used her official position to go down there and pull a political stunt and take these five people and put them ahead of 2,800 people that were standing in line, asylum-seekers too,” he said. “She went down there and used her official position to break the rules and play a political stunt. But she wants to blame our president saying he used a caravan [as a] political stunt.”

“The president is doing his job, he’s protecting our border, he’s securing the border and he’s protecting America, he’s protecting the sovereignty of this country. And you know what, he’s doing a damn good job at it,” he continued.

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