]Tell the Senate: Block and resist Thomas Homan as head of ICE
The petition to the Senate reads:
â€śStand up for the immigrants in your state and obstruct Donald Trumpâ€™s
deportation agenda. Block and resist xenophobe Thomas Homanâ€™s nomination
as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director.â€ť
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]Sign the petition â–ş
]Tell the Senate: Block
and resist Thomas Homan as
head of ICE
Donald Trumpâ€™s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are
terrorizing immigrants and ripping apart American families. We cannot
allow Congress to publicly green light Thomas Homan, the xenophobic
extremist who runs Trumpâ€™s dangerous deportation machine.
Homan has been Trumpâ€™s acting ICE director since January 2017, but he is
not new to the agency. During the Obama administration, he was the
countryâ€™s top deporter.^1 Now, heâ€™s using his dangerous set of skills to
help make Trumpâ€™s nightmare of mass deportations a reality. In his first
three months as acting director, Homan increased the agencyâ€™s arrests of
immigrants with no criminal background by 156 percent and unleashed his
agents to hunt down immigrants at schools, courthouses and hospitals.^2
Trump wants Homan to permanently lead ICE. The Senate must obstruct his
Senators are responsible for protecting all of the people in their states,
not just the ones who were born in the United States. Blocking Thomas
Homanâ€™s confirmation as the permanent head of ICE is a necessary part of
]Tell the Senate: Block and resist xenophobe Thomas Homanâ€™s confirmation
as ICE director. Click here to sign the petition.
Homan is an anti-immigrant extremist. He believes that all undocumented
immigrants are criminals who should live in fear.^3 He also wants to take
down sanctuary cities and recently called on the Department of Justice to
indict elected officials who refuse to help with deportations.^4
Homan, as Trumpâ€™s acting ICE director, has empowered his officers to use
some of the most insidious tactics imaginable to hunt down immigrants.
Homanâ€™s ICE agents have:
*Â Arrested and detained both parents of a sick infant on their way to
*Â Arrested a 10 year-old girl with cerebral palsy on her way to the
*Â Arrested and detained a father outside of his daughterâ€™s school.^7
*Â Arrested a transgender domestic abuse survivor at a courthouse while
she was requesting a protective order against her abusive
Immigration enforcement officers also recently locked up a disabled
Dreamer and allegedly denied him pain medication and made fun of his
Trump and Homan are lying when they say that ICE is focused on getting
violent criminals out of the country. ICE is a dangerous rogue agency. Its
agents are harassing and attacking all immigrants.
Recently, more than 70 members of Congress signed a letter calling out the
Department of Homeland Security for failing to investigate thousands of
sexual assault complaints and other human rights violations filed by
immigrants who were detained by ICE over the past decade. ICE agents have
reportedly subjected immigrants in their custody to unnecessary strip
searches, forced them to eat moldy produce and expired food, and denied
pain medication to those with debilitating diseases.^10 If the Senate
gives Homan permanent jurisdiction over all ICE operations, it would add
fuel to an already out-of-control fire and sanction the agencyâ€™s shady and
abusive tactics. Democrats and Republicans of good conscience have the
power to make sure that doesnâ€™t happen. That's why we're teaming up with
our friends at America's Voice to make sure they act.
Tell the Senate: Block and resist xenophobe Thomas Homanâ€™s confirmation as
ICE director. Click the link below to sign the petition.
Thank you for all you do,
Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager
]CREDO Action from Working Assets
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Â 1.Â Lisa Rein, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19572
]Meet the man the White House has honored for deporting
illegal immigrants," The Washington Post, April 27, 2016.
Â 2.Â Roque Planas and Elise Foley, " [ act.credoaction.com/go/19573
]Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise
As ICE Casts Wider Net," HuffPost, Dec. 5, 2017.
Â 3.Â Brett Samuels, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19574
]Trump taps Thomas Homan as ICE director," The
Hill, Nov. 14, 2017.
Â 4.Â Josh Israel, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19575
]Acting ICE director wants to ignore Constitution,
arrest local leaders for sanctuary city policies," ThinkProgress, Jan.
Â 5.Â John Burnett, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19576
]Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits
Serious Operation," NPR, Sept. 20, 2017.
Â 6.Â Marwa Eltagouri, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19577
]A 10-year-old immigrant was rushed to the
hospital in an ambulance. She was detained on the way." The Washington
Post, Oct. 27, 2017.
Â 7.Â Ray Sanchez, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19578
]ICE arrests undocumented father taking daughter to
California school," CNN, March 3, 2017.
Â 8.Â Jonathan Blitzer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19579
]The woman arrested by ICE in a courthouse
speaks out," The New Yorker, Feb. 23, 2017.
Â 9.Â Elise Foley, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18691
]Trump Administration Detaining DACA Recipient With
Disability," HuffPost, Nov. 13, 2017.
10.Â Anna Nunez, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/19580
]Inhumane Human Rights Violations Found at U.S.
Immigration Detention Centers," America's Voice, Dec. 19, 2017.