ICE chief: All illegals 'should be worried, no population off the table'

June 13, 2017

The Washington Examiner

In a blunt warning to all 11 million undocumented immigrants, the acting chief of ICE said that anybody who cross the border illegally is subject to deportation.

"If you are in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried," said Thomas D. Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"No population is off the table," he added in a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "We'll issue detainers to anybody in the country illegally," he said. "Our priorities are criminals first, but if you're asking me if we are going to put detainers on people that have not been convicted of a crime, yes we will," he added referring to the first step in deportation.

He confirmed that while the administration has prioritized the deportations of criminal illegals -- those who have committed crimes once in the U.S. -- he said non-criminal arrests are also up.

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