Retired acting ICE director Tom Homan responded to Democratic leaders criticizing Texas Governor Greg Abbott over migrant buses by highlighting the hypocrisy over immigration and sanctuary cities. On “” Saturday, Homan argued Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York City Mayor Eric Adams are not doing “everything they can” to make sanctuary cities safe and apply pressure on the Biden administration to address border security.
TOM HOMAN: It’s devastating these communities. I’ve been on the southwest border a dozen times this past year. And look, , if you want this to stop, how about calling the White House, tell President Biden to secure the border? We did it under the Trump administration, the highest level we ever had. The playbook is there, just dust off the playbook and secure the border. But both of these cities take pride in the fact they’re sanctuary cities, both of them out-of-control crime rates right now, right at each of these cities, releasing criminal aliens to the streets every day. They used to work with ICE. We used to have a dozen agents from Rikers Island. Now, if you’re in New York City and you get arrested for a violent crime, after they’re done with you, they release you back on the street to re-offend. So are these mayors doing everything they can to address the crime rate? No. So stop your sanctuary city policy. I got news for you, Mayor Adams. They’re coming to New York anyway. They’re coming there. And you didn’t say a d— word when was flying people in the middle of the night. That was fine, but when a Republican governor does it, all of a sudden it’s a problem.
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