Rep. Tlaib to Fmr. Acting ICE Director Homan: You Will Be Remembered For Being "Ruthless and Inhumane"

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From Wednesday's House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children where former acting director of ICE Larry Homan was admonished by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan):

REP. RASHIDA TLAIB (D-MI): Thank you. Mr. Homan as a fellow American I just want you to know your contribution as acting director of ICE under this administration will always be remembered as one that was very ruthless and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers, as the author of the separation policy and now of this sick--you know, preventing people--sick children before this committee seeking life-saving medical treatment and will continue always--this is probably the third time I think you before this chamber that I am deeply troubled by your opening statement and continued assault on innocent lives. Then I ask that this administration please stop playing politics with the lives of the children before this committee but also with the lives of many Americans that are directly impacted by the continued broken immigration system in our country. Thank you so much.



REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY), CHAIR OF HOUSE OVERSIGHT SUBCOMMITTEE: The gentlelady's time--

TOM HOMAN, FMR. ACTING DIRECTOR OF ICE: Can I respond to that--

OCASIO-CORTEZ: --has expired. No, we are moving on to--

UNKNOWN: Alexandria--

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Yes?

UNKNOWN: He was in vogue. I would suggest he should be able to at least be able to respond.

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Okay, we will give--

HOMAN: How do I not respond to that? Is this about transparency or not?

UNKNOWN: I will claim that time.

OCASIO-CORTEZ: Would you like your time? The chair will now--the chair now recog-- the chair now recognizes Mr. Roy for five minutes and you can feel free to use your time.

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