Former President Barack Obama’s ICE Chief, Thomas Homan, spoke out on Wednesday stating that folks on the left need to stop pointing the finger at the Trump administration for the “cages” at the southern border, as it was all Obama’s idea.
If you listen closely you can hear the collective meltdown liberals are having all across the country, and boy is it epic in scope.
via The Daily Wire:
Thomas Homan, Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and January 2017, was responsible for “promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the United States,” according to his LinkedIn profile. Since January 2017, he has served as Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
He stated on Wednesday, “I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I was there because I was there when it was built,” according to The Washington Examiner.
Homan, speaking at the conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, noted a Democratic chairman who asked a Trump official, “You still keeping kids in cages?” He snapped, “I would answer the question, ‘The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’ If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.”
Homan said that the Border Patrol facilities where illegal immigrants are detained “were not built to take care of children,” adding, “It’s chain link dividers that keeps children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children.”
The left has harped on this particular issue, the whole “cages” nonsense, for the last several years, hoping that this would raise the dander of average American citizens who would blindly buy into their propaganda without seeing for themselves whether or not this nonsense was true.
Unfortunately for liberals, folks are so accustomed to being lied to by the mainstream media, many just simply don’t believe what they read on the Internet anymore and actually do a little digging of their own.
Those who did this in regard to the kids in cages narrative already knew that Obama was the one responsible for this and not Trump. The slander against the president is designed to drum up support for his impeachment, a move the left wants to employ so they do not have to worry about facing off against him in 2020.
It’s time to finally put this nonsense to bed and get back to the real issues facing the country.