Former Trump immigration official makes bold promise

By Jaeel Beato

Former Trump Immigration official Thomas Homan makes a firm promise at former president Donald Trump’s victory speech at the New Hampshire GOP Primary. 

Homan is an American former police officer and government official who served as acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from 2017 to 2018 during the Trump Administration. 

Before inviting Homan to the stand, Trump referred to the immigration problem in the U.S. as something that is “killing our country.”

“They come from prisons, they come from mental institutions…they are drug dealers, they are everybody,” said Trump. 

Back in December, at an Iowa rally, Trump received major criticism after commenting that migrants crossing the southern border are “poisoning the blood” of America. Politicians and extremism experts said his language echoed writings from Hitler. 

Trump projects that there will be an efficient solution to the current immigration problem, and Homan agrees.  

“I worked for six presidents, and every president that I ever worked for did something to secure the border, but no one did more than President Trump,” said Homan. Homan said that during Trump’s presidency, it was the most secure border he had seen in his lifetime. 

Homan wants restrictions to be tightened around illicit fentanyl and drug smuggling. “A record number of Americans have died from fentanyl poisoning, a record number of migrants have died,” said Homan. 

According to data analyzed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, most illicit drug substances are smuggled through Ports of Entry. In 2023 alone, the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and Border Patrol seized a total of 241,000 pounds of illicit drug substances along the southern border. 

Homan also made reference to the “record number of women and children being sex trafficked and record number of known-suspected terrorists across the border.” 

Homan said the Trump administration and himself will work to lock the border down and protect Americans.