Unlike the scathing statement Mrs.Yates recieved for her firing that accused her of having “betrayed” the Justice Department Trump decided to relieve the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Daniel Ragsdale, with little fanfare.
After the firing the newly confirmed DHS secretary, John Kelly, released a statement announcing that Thomas Homan had been named the new acting director of ICE.
The DHS statement, which oddly never mentioned Daniel Ragsdale, claimed that Homan...
“led ICE’s efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts,”
Many believe the hiring of Homan, who most recently led the arm of ICE that enforces detentions and deportations, signals the intent of the Trump administration to place a greater emphasis on the harsh enforcement measures but that it also raises the possibility that Trump might attempt to carry out his campaign threat to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.