SHOTS FIRED! Former ICE Director Puts Dem Lawmaker In Place During Heated Exchange, "You Work For Me!"
When it comes to issues surrounding the border crisis, Democrats conveniently forget that the biggest cause of these problems today are a result of the Obama Administration.
Obama is the one who failed to secure the border then, and now that Trump is trying to secure the border, Democrats are giving him hell for it. And for what? For trying to keep our country safe? For trying to provide Americans with jobs? For trying to stop human trafficking? For trying to stop drugs from flooding into the country?
Former ICE Director Tom Homan appears once again in front of Congress to serve as a witness to the crisis at the border.
According to The Daily Wire,
During the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigrant detention facilities, Jayapal criticized the Trump administration for skirting Congressional authority and financing agency operations with millions of dollars that were initially slated for other functions.
...Homan also fired back over Democrats’ seeming outrage regarding family separation. During the Obama administration, the federal courts ruled that the government is prohibited from detaining children for longer than 20 days. Since the 20-day window is generally not long enough to process the detained families, children and their accompanying adults are consequently separated as not to violate what is referred to as the Flores Settlement Agreement. However, Democrats have been lambasting Trump for residing over policies that keep children in cages.
“I’d like to remind you that under the Obama administration we did that most of the years he was president. We moved money around [the Department of Homeland Security] — it’s called reprogramming. We did that under the Obama administration and I don’t remember any hearings on that.”
Homan continued to point out the hypocrisy of the Democrats,
“You are quick to point out the cages that were built under the Obama administration. I was there. Family detention — we had 100 family beds under the Obama administration and we built 3,000 more. When there was a surge in FY14 and FY15 (fiscal year), Congress was quick to give all the money we needed to build detention facilities, get transportation contracts. We reprogrammed money out of the majority of the years he was president — that was fine.”
“If this is about transparency, let’s be factual about it,” he also added.
And he's right. So often Democrats want to demonize President Trump for the cages where "he" is keeping all the poor victimized children and parents who cross over illegally, but he's not the one who built the cages. He's also not the one who created the laws for the processes that occur at the detention facilities.