Trump On A Roll, Fires Director Of Immigration And Customs Enforcement

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Having said the infamous words "you're fired" once already this evening, when President Trump relieved acting AG Sally Yates of her duties just after 9pm Eastern, and perhaps realizing just how much he missed the sound, moments ago Trump also relieved acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Daniel Ragsdale, who was replaced with Thomas Homan, who previously led ICE's "efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts."

There was no immediate reason given for Ragsdale's dismissal.

The full statement from DHS Secretary Kelly announcing Homan taking over as ICE Director is below.



WASHINGTON — Today, the president appointed Thomas D. Homan acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


Since 2013 Homan has served as the executive associate director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). In this capacity, he led ICE's efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts.


Homan is a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and has nearly 30 years of immigration enforcement experience. He has served as a police officer in New York; a U.S. Border Patrol agent: a special agent with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; as well as supervisory special agent and deputy assistant director for investigations at ICE. In 1999, Mr. Homan became the assistant district director for investigations (ADDI) in San Antonio, Texas, and three years later transferred to the ADDI position in Dallas, Texas.


Upon the creation of ICE Homan was named as the assistant agent in charge in Dallas. In March 2009, Homan accepted the position of assistant director for enforcement within ERO at ICE headquarters and was subsequently promoted to deputy executive associate director of ERO.


Mr. Homan holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and received the Presidential Rank Award in 2015 for his exemplary leadership and extensive accomplishments in the area of immigration enforcement.


I am confident that he will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE. I look forward to working alongside him to ensure that we enforce our immigration laws in the interior of the United States consistent with the national interest.

Can Trump make it a Monday termination trifecta? We will find out soon enough.

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Jackagain's picture

Now for some well timed arrests....

BabaLooey's picture


Just returned from Cigar City, and several liberal-leaning enclaves....

You'd think Trump had murdered people.....

My eyes are still in need of bleach, as I walked into one abode that had on msnbullshitC............fuck me

Chuck Schumer and Al Franken.....up that channel's ass.

250+ in the radio....npr........YOU'D THINK TRUMP SHOT SOMEONE.....



You watch/pay heed to ANYTHING out there right're Neo.......... pre-knock on the door....

In need of lots of red pills out there.....

techpriest's picture

The end of the Left will be LOUD.

J S Bach's picture

What a glorious 4 years we're in for.  Just like watching your children grow up... enjoy every second of it.

D Nyle's picture

Libs still haven't figured out their being played, their true face is showing everyday to the whole world.

JLee2027's picture

Looks that way. Trump does something, they don't like - they pop their silly heads up and Trump shoots them off.

PT's picture

Well, obviously if the Dir. ICE isn't actually doing anything then at the very least his job is unnecessary.  Either his Dept needs to disappear entirely or he needs to be replaced by someone who actually wants to do the job.  And IF the former is true then we need to be reminded why ANYONE would need a passport?

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) PT Jan 31, 2017 12:55 AM

Trump is rocking and rolling! Go Trump go!

Finally a return to the rule of law! It is about fucking time.

JamesBond's picture

"illegal aliens"


Fuck yeah. Glad to have the term back in vogue.


Déjà view's picture

ICED 'T'...

Mint Julep sure looks fine...

NewHugh's picture

AKA "Turkey Shoot" :-)

flaunt's picture

they are a really noisy minority aren't they?

techpriest's picture

Remember Socrates: "When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser."

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) techpriest Jan 31, 2017 12:57 AM

Awwwwwwww! As a trained philospher you just made my heart go pitter pat bringing up Socrates! The Allegory of the Cave is my all time fav.

StychoKiller's picture

I believe that cave has Plato's name on it.

WOAR's picture

I'm fairly certain that's Plato's Cave...

techpriest's picture

Peter Schiff liked to call free .gov money "heroin." Esp. Fed money.

It looks like millions of junkies all got their heroin taken away, all at once.

DeathMerchant's picture

Then there will be bloodied heads, maybe some bodies..maybe a lot of bodies.

TheEndIsNear's picture

From article: "Someday, widespread civil unrest is going to sweep across the United States and major American cities will burn."

That's why I'm nowhere near a major American city.
I never dreamed a revolution might be started by the libtards, but if so it won't last long.

Blanco Diablo's picture

The crows will eat well! On the other hand they don't eat chit.

garcam123's picture

Kinda interchangable the description of the "jews" and the "left".  I don't remember signing up for concentration camps and milataristic police you?

What was that Ben Franklin said about liberty and security?

I think we're in it!

I'm still trending that the inmates have seized the asylum, and all the good drugs, it looks like!

bundas kenyer receptek's picture
bundas kenyer receptek (not verified) garcam123 Jan 30, 2017 11:59 PM

Was wollten England und Amerika tun, wenn der europäische Kontinent im gröbsten Unglücksfall dem Bolschewismus in die Arme fiele?

Andre's picture

By the look of things, it has already happened. Thus the answer is, "not much".

2¢Wurth's picture

Vielleicht hat Europa eine schöne "saubere" Revolution wie der Russe im Jahre 1917

Bendromeda Strain's picture

I'm not sure what you said about the Bolsheviks, but history records that Lenin had to resort to deception to finally suppress the Whites. Never again will patriots accept the promises of liars.

sun tzu's picture

Enforcing the law is now police state lol

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) techpriest Jan 31, 2017 12:12 AM

I honestly think the cure for the left is testosterone supplements. Victimhood (the foundation of the left) is not very manly.

yogibear's picture

Trump needs to clean house fome more.

Dump the political people and install doers. What he's been doing so far.

beijing expat's picture

Well this should be horrorfying for the corporate media. In spite of this bombardment, most people support Trump.

techpriest's picture

I was neutral-to-negative about Trump when he was elected, and truth be told the outbursts have made me warmer to him. At the very worst he's the enemy of humanity's enemy, and he's done some things right so far, like repealing 2 regs for a new one.

Twee Surgeon's picture

It is clear to me and thee but not to them. I wonder why ?


InnerG's picture

Because they go to different places for their propoganda than you do.

y3maxx's picture

-Vancvouver gonna be inundated with CA elit libtard refugees.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Their Chinese masters will welcome them.

pitz's picture

Already is.  I was there last week for a meal at a nice Chinese restaurant and there was an after-Church group going on and on about how 'fake news' caused Hillary to lose. 

IridiumRebel's picture

They're losing and they know it.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BabaLooey Jan 30, 2017 11:08 PM

I see dead liberals on the White House lawn.

Antifaschistische's picture

similar story for me today riding the Light Rail in Houston back from lunch.  Holy Cow, the homies in wheeled chairs were going OFF about how TRUMP was just around the corner from being evicted from the White House.   And too stupid to realize that 8 years of OB did nothing for them.  

The irony is amazing.  If a white guy was on an identical rant about Obama, he would have been accused of being a racist, homophobe, intolerant bigot.   Yet, we've got to listen to these clowns which are the least tolerant of all Americans.

Just like the hypocrite "he will not divide us" crowd.....who....want California to secede.  LOL

Mr. Trump, I don't know how long this ride will last...but thank you for the music along the way.  Hang in there....and don't get into any wars.  thank you.

HRH Feant's picture

You actually use public transport? Damn! Braver than me! No fucking way will I ever user public transport or fly commercial, again, ever.

algol_dog's picture

I'll say one thing. No president from now on will get away with doing nothing for 4 years -

BabaLooey's picture

T H E Y  A R E  D E S P E R A T E

A ‘rogue’ group of staffers is tweeting secrets from the White House

A Sampling......

techpriest's picture

A ‘rogue’ group of staffers is tweeting "secrets" from the White House


Creepy Lurker's picture

Yahoo; where things on the internet go to die...

JLee2027's picture

That rogue was hacked and outed as a phony days ago on Twitter by 0hour1 (whose been banned more times than the fingers on my hands and toes on my feet, current nome is RepublicanMan)