ICE acting director announces retirement

Less than six months after being nominated to lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the acting director announced on Monday that he will retire this summer.

“The decision to leave federal service after more than 34 years is bittersweet, but my family has sacrificed a lot in order for me to serve and it’s time for me to focus on them,” Acting Director Thomas Homan said in his official statement.

Trump announced his intent to nominate Homan just one week after the election. He has worked within the agency for 30 years, with his last role being the executive associate director (EAD) for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

In his statement, he also thanked the entire ICE workforce and those he has worked with over the years.

“Because of their tremendous dedication and hard work, we have made significant progress this past year in enforcing our nation’s immigration and customs laws, and in protecting public safety and national security. I will continue to be a strong advocate for the workforce and for the ICE mission.”

Reader comments

Tue, Jun 5, 2018 CLERK

BLAME THEIR PARENTS FROM LEAVING THEM HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY SHOULD TAKE THEIR CHILDREN WITH THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRIES. SIMPLE AS THAT.

Tue, May 29, 2018

How about the families ICE is separating, theirs is bittersweet also. Same on AMERICA for allowing these things happen.

Tue, May 29, 2018

Or is he leaving because he doesn't approve of the tactics?? Are these appointees being prodded to submit to Trump's ideas/agendas or leave office??

Tue, May 29, 2018

How sweet, the man who separates asylum seeking children from their parents (and looses over a thousand of them) gets to spend more time with his family. America, have we no shame?

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