Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Calif.) appeared stunned when former ICE Director Thomas Homan hit back hard on the legality of family separations at the border. . .
Ocasio-Cortez pressed him on whether he recommended the family separation policy to former DHS Secretary Nielsen, but he countered that he gave numerous recommendations on how to “secure the border and save lives.” . . .
“If I get arrested for DUI and I have a young child in the car, I’m gonna be separated,” interrupted Homan. “When I was a police officer in New York and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from his home.”
“Mr. Homan with all due respect, legal asylees are not charged with any crime,” Ocasio-Cortez replied.
Homan countered by saying that being present in the U.S. without documentation is illegal.
Exchange between @RepAOC and Thomas Homan
Rep. @AOC: "The recommendation, of the many that you recommended, you recommended family separation."
Homan: "I recommended zero tolerance."
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 12, 2019
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