ICE Director Homan Delayed Retirement Because Trump Asked Him to Stay
Acting ICE Director Tom Homan is retiring in June, but he actually planned to leave his role much sooner.
On "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, Homan revealed that he retired on January 27th, and at the end of his retirement ceremony he received a call from then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly telling him that President Trump wanted him to stay and run the agency.
He told Kelly that he needed some time to talk to his family.
"He says, ‘OK, I’ll call you up Monday morning.’ And here’s the thought he left me with, he said, ‘Before you hang up, I want you to think about this: The president of the United States is asking you -- a career law enforcement civil servant -- to serve your country a little bit longer. Have a great weekend,'" Homan said.
He said Trump is a great president who's doing the right things for the United States, so he decided to come back and help him. Homan
ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan: “I worked for six different presidents, none of them has done more than Donald Trump has for border security and law enforcement.” pic.twitter.com/I27WNgdFcq
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He said Trump has tremendously helped border security and the enforcement of federal immigration law by actually allowing ICE agents to do their jobs and enforce the laws that are already on the books.
Homan noted that he was hired under former President Ronald Reagan, and he's worked under six different presidents.
"None of them has done more than Donald Trump has for border security and law enforcement," Homan said.
Watch the full interview above.