On his last day on the job, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan pushed back Friday on the the calls from the left to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Homan was asked about the recent rhetoric from three New York Democrats: actress and gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist who surprisingly won a House primary this week.

The former “Sex and the City” star made headlines by calling ICE a "terrorist organization," while Gillibrand said Thursday night that it's time to "get rid of [ICE and] start over."


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Homan said Gillibrand fails to mention that ICE has arrested 5,000 criminal aliens in New York City and protects the state's northern border against opioid trafficking and cross-border crime.

"We are enforcing the laws that they enacted and they want to vilify us for doing it," the native New Yorker said, criticizing the senator for falsely claiming ICE is separating families at the southern border.

Homan said he has "mixed emotions" about the leaving his post in the middle of a "fight" with those who are unfairly vilifying the agency and President Trump. 

"I'm not leaving this fight," he said, adding that as a civilian he'll be able to say a lot more than he can now. 

He said Trump has done more for the safety and security of the country than any of the six presidents he has worked under. 

Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.


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