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Former ICE Chief, Tom Homan: ‘Border Security Is a Matter of Life and Death’

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023
by AMAC, John Grimaldi

WASHINGTON DC, NOV 10 — Tom Homan, the former acting director of ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under President Trump, says “The Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA, last year, seized enough fentanyl to kill every person in America.” In an interview with Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, on her Better For America podcast, he put the blame on the “two years of uncontrolled immigration” under the Biden administration.

Homan is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement and has nearly 33 years of immigration enforcement experience. He’s the creator of, a website that is focused on border security matters. As he put it, we’ve had two years of uncontrolled immigration, historical immigration that overwhelms the border patrol.

“Since Joe Biden’s been president, over 112,000 Americans have died from fentanyl alone. We’re not even talking about the cocaine that comes across the border or the methamphetamines that comes across the border, the numerous drugs come across that border, but fentanyl itself. This is why border security is important– because the Mexican cartels have killed more Americans than any terrorist organization, they’ve killed more Americans than every terrorist organization combined.  It’s America’s biggest national security failure… We’ve got to take border security seriously because it’s a matter of life and death.”

Homan suggested that the administration seeks to minimize the number of illegals knocking at our doors but, he says, the fact is that “since Joe Biden has been in the White House, we got just over 9 million encounters on our border.”  In fact, he noted, that it’s happening not only at the Mexican border but at our northern border where illegal crossings have increased by as much as 800 percent. “We’re looking at 3. 2 million total encounters including some 1.7 million so-called ‘gotaways’ since he’s taken the White House. That’s people we know about. How about the unknown gotaways, the people that crossed the border where there wasn’t technology, wasn’t a camera, wasn’t a drone. That could be another million. The bottom line: billions of people are entering this country illegally.”

It’s taking its toll, he said. “When I was in Arizona a few months ago, one of these NGOs that won a multi-million dollar contract was putting aliens in hotel rooms that they rent; they lease an entire hotel. So they put them in a hotel room for almost 400 bucks a night. They get three meals a day. They get medical attention delivered to them. They get air-conditioned rooms in the middle of the hottest summer Phoenix has ever had– all at taxpayer money. Meanwhile, two blocks down the street, I talked to four homeless vets who are living in a canvas tent, who don’t have three squares a day, who don’t have air conditioning, and who can’t take a shower.  So not only we forget about Americans, we forgot about homeless vets.”

Homan went on to note that “rather than taking care of our citizens who are homeless, we’re taking care of those who show no respect for this nation.  The first thing they did was enter the country illegally, which is a crime.  Who wouldn’t come to the greatest nation on earth and simply turn yourself in, get processed, get released, get flown to the city of your choice, at taxpayer expense, get free medical care, get free lodging, and free food? When you offer that type of giveaway program, millions will come. The most vulnerable people in the world will put themselves in the hands of criminal cartels and be smuggled into the United States.  President Donald Trump made America great again; President Biden is making Mexico and Central America great again.”

Homan said that what gets him going is that “President Trump’s going to be my next president.  And we’ll secure the border.  We’ll lock it down in 90 days. No doubt in my mind.  Ronald Reagan said it best. A Nation without borders isn’t a nation. Every country has a right to secure their border.”

John Grimaldi served on the first non-partisan communications department in the New York State Assembly and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Priva Technologies, Inc. He has served for more than thirty years as a Trustee of Daytop Village Foundation, which oversees a worldwide drug rehabilitation network.

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Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
28 days ago

Praise for Tom Homan – the interview with Rebecca Weber was inspiring , that is , it provided some sense of hope , some positive, optimistic thought to the topic of border security. The Border 911 project looks to be a great way to help fix what needs to be fixed concerning border matters. Including the President Ronald Reagan quote in the article is very good — When Ronald Reagan said ” A Nation without borders isn’t a nation.” That is a plain and simple, right to the point fact and that sort of truth is the spirit that is needed with the border issue. In the spirit of defending Freedom , and preserving Civilization . Let the ideals of Faith, Family and Freedom prevail for the United States of America.

29 days ago

I really get angry when a Government Official obviously LIES about the border being closed when Fox News shows thousands of people entering our country ILLEGALLY EVERYDAY! The majority of Mainstream Media NEVER calls Jackass Joe Biden out for it! I know this is callus of me but I have very little sympathy for the people dying who use drugs because they are obviously stupid and lack Common Sense knowing that they could die from using drugs and yet they use them anyways! DEMOCRATS ON DISPLAY!

27 days ago

Totally WRONG DOING BY the DEMOCRATS SOCIALISM or MARXISM PARTY..SENATOR TED CRUZ HAS a BILL S.25. Will actually secure the border…call your SENATORS and get them onto passing BILL S.25.

6 days ago

I’m quite sure Resident Biden agrees with the title that border security is a matter of life and death. The main difference is, he seems to think it is for the millions of illegals crossing our border and all the illegal activity that benefits the cartel. He obviously doesn’t think it’s a real problem for America.

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