What a day.
President Trump began his evening by firing acting Attorney General Yates for her refusal to uphold his administration’s executive order regarding a temporary suspension of refugee immigration.
He ended his evening by relieving acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, Daniel Ragsdale, and replacing him with experienced ICE veteran Thomas Homan. A statement released by Homeland Security Secretary General Kelly confirmed the move.
Homan is a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and possesses 30 years of immigration enforcement experience.
Homan was praised by the Obama administration in April 2016 for his extraordinary work as an immigration enforcement officer. He was one of three ICE officers to recieve the 2015 Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service by President Obama.
There was no explanation as to why Homan was suddenly placed in charge of the agency. The move can only serve to reaffirm President Trump’s commitment to secure our borders and fight terrorism by enforcing existing immigration laws.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is charged with enforcing the federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.