ICE Director: Wherever a Border Wall Is Built, Illegal Crossings Go Down
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan made the case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday after President Trump hailed a "big victory" toward his long-sought project.
U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel - who Trump famously criticized during the 2016 campaign - ruled in favor of the administration Tuesday and against challenges from environmental groups.
I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is approved. Big victory yesterday with ruling from the courts that allows us to proceed. OUR COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
Homan said on "Fox & Friends" that walls have proven to be effective along the border and construction should begin as soon as possible.
"Every place they've built a wall it has worked. Wherever they built a wall, illegal crossings went down. I know a lot of people complain about the price of the wall, but what price are you gonna put on national security and public safety?" he asked.
President Trump is scheduled to visit San Diego next month to view prototypes for the border wall.
Homan also went after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) for warning the illegal immigrant community of raids by ICE in the area.
"What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community. This is beyond the pale," he said, explaining around 800 suspects could not be located because of Schaaf's actions.
Watch his comments above.