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Former ICE Director Tom Homan clashes with Democratic house members on detention practices.

A tense hearing about the border detention practices broke out in a shouting match between former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homann and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., as Homan and his former Agency, grew frustrated in his attempts to defend himself.

Jayapal, Vice-chair of the house judiciary immigration and citizenship sub-Committee, again and again, Homan cut off for exceeding his time. It all started when the former ICE-beds, the Director responded to an earlier statement Jayapal about the Trump administration, the use of the funds for additional adhesive.


“I would like to you said to remind you, under the Obama administration, we have, most of the years he was President,” Homann. “I don’t remember any hearings.” He also pointed out that under Obama, when there was a wave at the border, “the Congress was quick to give us all the money we needed.”

Jayapal responded and said, “I didn’t like it under the Obama administration, either.”

Homan interjected, stating that the Congress should be transparent and should not criticize, the Trump administration, while giving a pass to Obama for similar procedures. Jayapal your Hammer to restore order, while Homan said, “This is dishonesty. It’s pathetic and it’s sad.” Jayapal reminded Homann, that in the past, he testified in support of the Obama administration’s policy was the current policy, but if Homan asked if he could answer, Jayapal said no, than its time.

“Of course not,” Homann said.

Homan has a chance to talk, later, however, and he used it to cast blame Congress for the problems at the border.

“Look, you want to know why there are 50,000 people in prison? You want to know why there are millions of illegal entries into the United States? You want to know why we have these problems? Because they have failed to secure the border,” Homann said. “You guys didn’t work with this President to close the three gaps that we have asked to close for two years.”

Jayapal is interrupted, Information Homann, that once again, his time was. He continued to talk, about your growing impatient, and demand that others were in the location above your time.


“I asked you politely to let me go beyond my time, and let other people go over their time, but not to Tom Homan!”

Jayapal banged the gavel to silence Homann, only to say to him, “This is a circus.”

The exchange escalated from there, as Jayapal stated that a member of Congress was able to go beyond that, your time with the consent of the ranking member, after a protester interrupted.

“Please respect the Chairperson of the authority,” Jayapal said. As Homan began to respond, she slammed the Hammer again and shouted: “Mr Homann!”

“You work for me!” Homan fired again. “I’m a taxpayer. I’m a taxpayer, they work for me.”

Jayapal was called to speak out of turn at the end of the trial. If you started a statement prior to the survey, the procedures to an end, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., You said that at the end of the hearing.

“I wish the Chairman would now recognize that she has accepted the call of this Committee, it is not five minutes extra,” Collins said.

Earlier in the hearing, Homan Democrats blasted including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for the use of Holocaust comparisons to lubricate the border detention centers and ICE agents.

“The comparison is 100 percent inaccurate, and it is disgusting,” Homann said. “Now forgive me, I didn’t know that the Nazi death camps had conditions of detention, I think, that you didn’t have health care, I think you had the recovery, the libraries of law, visit law, and three squares a day. It is an offensive comparison.”


Homann said it is unfair for ICE to be denigrated because of its vicarious agents are only acting on the basis of the existing laws.

“The last hearing, I was called a racist and a zealot for the enforcement of the laws, which they adopt,” he said, referring to a tense exchange he had earlier this month with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz “What are you doing? They wrote the law.”

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