June 30, 2021
Former president consults IRLI senior fellow on Biden’s immigration crisis
WASHINGTON—When former President Donald Trump visited the United States southern border in Texas today, he was accompanied by a number of immigration enforcement experts. Among them was Tom Homan, former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and currently senior fellow at the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI). They got a firsthand look at the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement collapse that has caused catastrophic damage to Texas and other border states.
The former president and his entourage had a roundtable discussion with Texas sheriffs to discuss how border security has degraded since the Biden administration began.
“The border has never been this way,” Trump said. “It went from the best border we’ve ever had in the history of our country … the best ever by far. We built almost 500 miles of wall despite two-and-a-half years of lawsuits, litigation … and we won the suits and we started. “
The former president requested that Homan, a veteran of more than 30 years in immigration enforcement, join him on the trip at the invitation of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. They were also joined by members of the House Republican Study Committee that has called attention to the crisis at the border.
“Tom Homan has been unbelievable,” said Trump. “Nobody knows it like Tom.”
This is the latest of several trips Homan has made to the border this year, bringing awareness to the costs the Biden immigration policies have incurred in terms of lost lives, human suffering, national security and the spread of infectious diseases as the nation still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
Homan’s participation in the border tour is just the latest example of how IRLI is pushing back against the destructive immigration policies of this administration. Among its many other legal activities and victories, IRLI is currently serving as outside co-counsel to the State of Texas in its lawsuit against the Biden administration and several federal agencies over the influx of illegal aliens infected with COVID-19 into Texas and the United States by this administration.
“Thanks largely to a highly partisan, agenda-driven media, most of America has not been told the true damage being inflicted on our country by this administration’s reckless immigration policies,” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI. “Residents of Texas and other border states are living with these consequences every day. IRLI will not relent in our efforts to challenge these policies and bring about an immigration strategy that actually serves the interests of the American people.”
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