Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said that Democrats who are looking to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are misinforming the public. 

A bill to be introduced by Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan (D) looks to put an end the agency, but still allow for immigration laws to be enforced.

Pocan said that the agency is being "misused" by President Donald Trump, as many other Democrats have called for the organization's abolishment.

Homan said Wednesday on "Outnumbered" that ICE does much more than immigration enforcement.


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Homan said that ICE is also involved in gun and drug trafficking investigations, as well as investigations into technology smuggling.

"The problem with the message from Pocan and [other Democrats is that] they're not looking at the facts," he said.

He said that prominent Democrats are "mis-messaging" to the American public.

Homan also said that Rep. Diane Black's proposed legislation that would make first-time illegal border crossings a felony would be an added help in reducing illegal immigration.

"You can't want to be part of this country and not respect its laws," Homan said. "You can't have it both ways. Not under this president."

Dubbed the “Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act,” Black’s bill would also mandate employers use the E-Verify system to ensure employees are in the country legally and allowed to work in the U.S.

"ICE protects your communities and we're going to do it without apology," Homan said.

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