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Acting Homeland Security chief leaks info on ICE raids denies: ‘It is simply not true’

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Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan responded to reports that he leaked plans by the ICE raids on The Ingraham angle.’

The Deputy head of the Department of Homeland Security, on Thursday evening, leaking denied the information, and, ultimately, to the resignation of the ICE raids conducted in 10 cities across America.

“I don’t want to not have ever leaked details, the sensitive law enforcement operation,” acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham angle.”

“My primary responsibility,” he added, “is the safety of the men and women who go out there every day for the protection of the American people. And so it is simply not true.”

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“My primary responsibility is the safety of the men and women who go out there every day for the protection of the American people. And so it is simply not true.”

— Kevin McAleenan, acting DHS Secretary

McAleenan was accused last week of leaking plans for the raids planned by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a unit of DHS, after they allegedly expressed fierce opposition to the plan and allegedly the order of top-officials to “stand down” operation.

The source also said Homeland Security officials had had the planning of the raids since April and McAleenan against the plans from the beginning.

McAleenan also denied that someone is playing in his office, the information referred to in host Laura Ingraham pressed further, saying that the operation date is approaching “you have to push information in the field.”

“So, tonight you are to say, these rumors are wrong wrong and you didn’t?” Ingraham asked.

“Absolutely not,” McAleenan replied.

The corresponding Secretary also commented on the Democratic presidential candidates, the crossing for the decriminalization of illegal border, saying it would “further undermine our efforts at the border” and increase the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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“The decriminalization of the junction between the ports of entry, when we know that it is in connection with criminal smugglers … if you know that you the medicines to bring the people to the cross, it would only add to the problem,” McAleenan said.

“The decriminalization of crossing between ports of entry … it would only be the problem.”

— Kevin McAleenan, acting DHS Secretary

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McAleenan was also asked about the candidate’s platform of free medical care for illegal immigrants.

“We have to solve a lot of problems, said domestic [with] the homeless population and the medical care, as it is” McAleenan.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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