Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Tom Homan said that President Donald Trump’s success at securing the border will go away under a Biden administration.
“No one has had this success and it all goes away under a Biden administration,” Homan said.
“We lose the border under a Biden administration because he made promises to stop deportations, end ICE detention, get free health care. Who wouldn’t want to come to the greatest country on earth if you know you can’t be arrested, you won’t be detained, you won’t be deported and we’ll give you free health care?”
Homan was responding to a clip of presumptive president-elect Joe Biden from August.
“There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration,” Biden said.
“I’m going to make sure that we have border protection, but it’s going to be based on making sure that we use high-tech capacity to deal with it.”
Homan pointed out that Biden voted for the Secure Fence Act in 2006 when he was a senator.
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“That would have spent up to $50 billion building border barriers, so obviously he knows they work,” he said.
“And before he makes the decision to stop building the wall you would think he would take the time to look at the data. The data is clear. Every place they put a border barrier and border wall, it has resulted in decreased illegal immigration and decreased drug flow.”
Technology is also already a part of the wall, according to Homan.
“It’s a smart-wall system. The wall comes with technology — anti-dig technology, anti-climb technology,” he said.
“If someone touches that wall or climbs that wall, Border Patrol knows about it. That’s technology the Border Patrol wants and needs and [Biden’s] ignoring that.”
Homan said that “illegal immigration is down between 60 and 80 percent,” which is “unprecedented by any president I’ve worked for, starting with Ronald Reagan.”
The former ICE director said that Biden “needs to do his research” before he makes decisions about the border wall.
“It’s terrible what’s about to happen to this border,” Homan said.
“Joe Biden, even though he believed in border security once before, he is owned by the progressive left, he is going to do what they push him to do.”
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.