DC: Former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan attacked presidential candidate New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s statements about ending detention centers during his Monday appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show.
Gillibrand stated that illegal immigrants “don’t need to be incarcerated” while awaiting a court date during her Sunday morning appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“It’s ludicrous. She obviously didn’t do her homework. She didn’t study the data. She certainly didn’t study history of illegal immigration. Look, the reason family units and children are coming right now in record numbers, unprecedented numbers, it’s because they know we can’t detain them all. Because of the 9th Circuit decision, you can only hold them [for] 20 days,” Homan began. “That’s why the numbers have skyrocketed. So her answer to that is detain less. That’s going to cause a surge like you’d never believe.”