Thomas Homan

Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan and Democratic lawmakers traded barbs during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday.
Homan was called on to explain the decision to end medical deferred action for seriously ill children.
“Mr. Homan, as a fellow American, I just want you to know that your contribution as acting director of ICE under this administration will always be remembered as one that was very ruthless and an inhumane treatment of asylum seekers,” Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said.
“Can I respond to that?” Homan asked. “No, we’re moving on,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez replied. “No,” Tlaib answered.
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Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan and Democratic lawmakers traded barbs during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, a scene that played out similarly in a previous hearing in July.

Homan, who seved in the Obama administration and then as Trump’s acting director of ICE from until June of 2018, was on Capitol Hill to explain the decision to end medical deferred action for seriously ill children.

Under the policy, critically ill undocumented immigrants would be allowed to stay in the US for medical treatment. Since the revocation, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service has issued letters denying immigrants of deferred action status in a case-by-case review.

“Mr. Homan, as a fellow American, I just want you to know that your contribution as acting director of ICE under this administration will always be remembered as one that was very ruthless and an inhumane treatment of asylum seekers,” Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said during her allotted time in the hearing.

“I will continue always … that I am deeply troubled by your opening statement and continued assault on innocent lives,” she added.

“Can I respond to that?” Homan asked the Ocasio-Cortez, who was leading the hearing …read more

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