Ex-ICE Chief Demolishes AOC's 'Family Separation' Complaint Right to Her Face


Democratic socialist New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was blasted with the truth about the border crisis Friday by former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan in an exchange that ended with the radical lawmaker completely deflated.

It all went down during a House Oversight Committee hearing that was filled with Democrats expressing anger at the conditions faced by asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants at America’s southern border, as Fox News noted.

And it sure looked like Ocasio-Cortez thought she was going to have her moment in the sun.

But to say her line of questioning on the family separation issue backfired would be a glorious understatement, as Homan flipped the script on her so fast that if you watch closely, you can almost see her head spin.

“And so, the recommendation, of the many that you recommended, you recommended family separation?” Ocasio-Cortez asked Homan, referring to options that his team had presented to secure the border.

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“I recommended zero tolerance,” Homan replied.

Ocasio-Cortez continued to pull the family separation card, but that’s when Homan schooled her with his experience in law enforcement. He explained why families sometimes get separated when a parent commits a crime, such as illegally entering the United States.

“If I get arrested for [driving under the influence] and I have a young child in the car, I’m going to be separated,” Homan said. “When I was a police officer in New York, and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from his family.”

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Ocasio-Cortez tried to dispute that migrants crossing the border are guilty of unlawful conduct.

“Mr. Homan, with all due respect, legal asylees are not charged with any crime,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

But Homan dropped another legal truth bomb on the bewildered lawmaker, responding, “When you’re in this country illegally, it’s violation 8, United States Code 1325.”

After that, Ocasio-Cortez tried to emphasize that seeking asylum is legal, but was shot down yet again when Homan reminded her, “If you want to seek asylum, you go through the port of entry.”

“Do it the legal way. The attorney general of the United States has made that clear,” he said.

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It was refreshing to see the look on Ocasio-Cortez’s face when Homan reminded her of the most overlooked, yet most simple problem — entering the United States without going through proper channels is a criminal act.

Democrats can try to spin that as much as they want, but at the end of the day, they’ll always be wrong.

Homan also spent much of his time at the hearing defending the fine men and women who protect the border from being publicly vilified by lawmakers like Ocasio-Cortez.

“As a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, it is shocking, shocking to see constant attacks against those that leave the safety and security of their homes every day, put on a Kevlar vest and put a gun on their hip and risk their own safety to defend this nation,” Homan said, at times becoming emotional.

Homan also pointed out that Democrats, who appear to be so upset at conditions on the border, are the ones to blame for the crisis.

And he’s right on the money, because they’re hurting the very people they claim to want to help with their gross exploitation of the issue simply to score points with the liberal base.

That was made clear recently when several progressives, including Ocasio-Cortez, refused to vote “yes” on a $4.5 billion aid package to bolster the resources available to migrants being held at the border.

“The same people that vilify border patrol for detention conditions are the same people that refuse to answer the call for help, until it’s too late,” Homan said.

If you weren’t really familiar with Homan before, you certainly should be now.

He single-handedly demolished every Democrat in that room, along with their fake news narratives, while remaining calm, cool and collected the entire time.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Ryan Ledendecker is a former writer for The Western Journal.
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