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Former Head of ICE on Trump’s Visit to Miami, Drugs and Illegal Immigration

Tom Homan
Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan takes a question from a reporter at a Department of Homeland Security news conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, to announce end-of-year numbers regarding immigration enforcement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump is visiting the U.S. Southern Command in Doral Friday where he will be briefed on drug trafficking from South America.

Retired Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan told 850WFTL that President Trump’s trip to Miami will highlight his administation’s ephasis on stopping drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Unlike our southern border, Florida has 1350 miles of coastline, which is difficult for ICE to police alone.  Homan says that’s why in Miami, there’s a joint task force of multiple federal agencies that does drug importation investigations.  ICE is joined by the U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security and the US military in its fight to keep drug smugglers and illegal immigration from Florida’s borders.  Homan says they are all making a huge impact in reducing maritime smuggling into the United States.

ICE Director Thomas Homan

President Donald Trump with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Thomas Homan, right, speaks during a roundtable talks on sanctuary cities with law enforcement officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The President recently directed SOUTHCOM to partner with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other organizations to continue conducting enhanced counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean Sea and East Pacific Ocean.


Listen to full interview with former ICE Director Thomas Homan here.

SFS Thomas Homan Former ICE Director on immigration and drugs