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Former ICE Director Who Accepted Award from Anti-Muslim Hate Group Should Not Be Considered to Head DHS

Council on American Islamic Relations

As acting ICE director, Thomas Homan refused to condemn Trump administration policy of separating families at the border.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/14/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to call on their state’s senators to speak out against the nomination of Thomas Homan as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

According to reports from the White House, President Donald Trump decided to replace current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, although the decision has not yet been made official. Trump is reportedly considering Homan, the former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for the position.

While acting director of ICE, Homan refused to condemn the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, instead claiming that his agency was simply enforcing the law. He also suggested that politicians who oversee sanctuary cities should be charged with “crimes.”

In September, Homan attended and accepted an award at a conference sponsored by the notorious anti-Muslim hate group, ACT for America. CAIR decried Homan’s appearance at the anti-Muslim hate event.

Founded by Brigitte Gabriel, ACT for America is an anti-Muslim hate group with growing ties to white supremacist, neo-Nazi hate organizations. Last year, ACT For America organized widely-condemned anti-Islam rallies nationwide.

CAIR released two short videos exposing ACT for America’s bigotry and its links to White supremacist organizations.

“Mr. Homan’s track record of associating with anti-Muslim hate groups sends a clear message that bigotry is acceptable by top government officials in the current administration and indicates that he is unable to protect the rights of all Americans as the secretary of Homeland Security,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “We urge the Senate to speak out against his nomination.”

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Former ICE Director Who Accepted Award from Anti-Muslim Hate Group Should Not Be Considered to Head DHS

Council on American Islamic Relations

As acting ICE director, Thomas Homan refused to condemn Trump administration policy of separating families at the border.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/14/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to call on their state’s senators to speak out against the nomination of Thomas Homan as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

According to reports from the White House, President Donald Trump decided to replace current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, although the decision has not yet been made official. Trump is reportedly considering Homan, the former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for the position.

While acting director of ICE, Homan refused to condemn the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, instead claiming that his agency was simply enforcing the law. He also suggested that politicians who oversee sanctuary cities should be charged with “crimes.”

In September, Homan attended and accepted an award at a conference sponsored by the notorious anti-Muslim hate group, ACT for America. CAIR decried Homan’s appearance at the anti-Muslim hate event.

Founded by Brigitte Gabriel, ACT for America is an anti-Muslim hate group with growing ties to white supremacist, neo-Nazi hate organizations. Last year, ACT For America organized widely-condemned anti-Islam rallies nationwide.

CAIR released two short videos exposing ACT for America’s bigotry and its links to White supremacist organizations.

“Mr. Homan’s track record of associating with anti-Muslim hate groups sends a clear message that bigotry is acceptable by top government officials in the current administration and indicates that he is unable to protect the rights of all Americans as the secretary of Homeland Security,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “We urge the Senate to speak out against his nomination.”