Former ICE Director Slams AOC as ‘Not Very Smart’ for Border Comments

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Tom Homan, former acting director of ICE, says that many migrants are awaiting the next amnesty.

Homan mocks AOC for her asylum argument: “She’s not very clever”

Tom Homan, former acting ICE director, responds to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez criticizes President Biden for reportedly considering a ban on asylum at the southern border.

Tom Homan, the former acting ICE Director, said on Thursday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is “not very intelligent,” referring to her recent criticism of President Biden who reportedly plans executive action at the border to limit asylum claims.

Hom told the public on Thursday to be aware of what she left out in her rhetoric.

“Here is what AOC doesn’t say, because she’s stupid, here are the things she doesn’t say,” Homan stated that based on data from immigration courts over the past 10 years, 9 out of 10 people claiming asylum at the Southern Border will receive an order for removal because they do not qualify for asylum.

He said that only 6% of people leave the U.S. following a removal order.

Tom Homan, former acting ICE Director, joined “America Reports”, on Thursday, to discuss border issues and AOC’s criticisms of President Biden.

“She should be honest. This isn’t true asylum. It’s about getting into the United States. This is also about being released. They will hide and become fugitives for a few more years while they wait for the next DACA or the next amnesty. “All these families are coming over now, and that is your next DACA,” he added.

He called it an “asylum scam” and said that there were people who were fleeing persecution or fear in their own countries.

Ocasio Cortez said that Biden was making an “impression” of former president Trump when he considered executive action to stop restricting asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico Border.


“Seeking asylum in a foreign country is a right that all people have.” We should never compromise our principles in the face of authoritarian threat. “The President should not sign this outrageous suggestion,” Ocasio Cortez wrote in a social media post.

Joe Biden, President of the United States, delivers remarks at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference on Monday, February 12, 2024, in Washington.

White House spokespersons did not address Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism directly but instead called on House Republicans to take action in response to the Senate’s bipartisan bill for border security and foreign assistance, which failed even to pass the Senate due to a large amount of GOP opposition.

The spokesperson stated that “the administration spent months in good faith negotiating to deliver the toughest, fairest bipartisan border bill in decades. We need Congress to make major policy reforms as well as to provide additional funds to secure our border system and fix it.”

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Democrat representing New York at a hearing of the House Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee in Washington, DC on Tuesday, 28th March 2023.

A recent analysis revealed that nearly 7.3 million illegal migrants crossed the southwest border during the presidency of Biden, an amount greater than the combined population of 36 states.

This figure is from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which has reported 961 537 border encounters during the current fiscal period, which runs from October to September. If illegal immigration continues at its current rate, fiscal year 2020 will surpass last year’s record 2,475,669 southwest-border encounters. This number is greater than the entire population of New Mexico.