ICE director again retreats to Fox & Friends to garner sympathy for his agency's demonization of immigrants

ICE director again retreats to Fox & Friends to garner sympathy for his agency's demonization of immigrants

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan has led an agency that wrongfully classifies people as gang members to justify detaining and deporting non-criminals

Blog ››› ››› DINA RADTKE

On May 24, Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends where he faced no scrutiny over his agency’s practice of wrongfully categorizing undocumented immigrants as gang members as an impetus to detain or deport them. The interview came just days after a U.S. district judge ruled that ICE had falsely accused Daniel Ramirez Medina, an undocumented immigrant who was protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, of being “gang-affiliated” in order to strip him of his protective status. The hosts did not mention the case and instead, showed Homan sympathy and support:

Fox has repeatedly gone to bat for Homan, offering him a safe space to avoid tough questions and spreading his agenda-motivated lies in its immigration coverage. Homan’s appearance today was just the latest example of the network’s effort to shift undeserved sympathy to federal immigration agents and obscure the ICE’s heinous abuse of power.

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