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by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 4, 2018) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official Thomas Homan, who is currently serving as the agency’s Deputy Director and “Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director,” will be the guest of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on Tuesday at 9:30 AM EDT at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The interview is part of CIS’s “Immigration Newsmaker” series and will encompass topics such as “sanctuary” cities, counties and states; immigration law enforcement relating to employers; and deportation of illegal aliens.

According to its website, “ICE’s primary mission is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.”

The agency is a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created after the 9/11 attacks.

Homan was named to his current position shortly after President Donald Trump took office in January of last year. A 34-year veteran of immigration enforcement, Homan served in multiple positions, including as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, over his career. Homan previously served as a New York police officer. He will be retiring over the summer, according to CIS’s press release.

For those outside of the Washington, DC area, the event will be streamed live via CIS’s Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/CenterforImmigrationStudies/videos/10157478358308102/


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