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ICE: Acting Director Thomas Homan to Retire By Saturday

ICE: Acting Director Thomas Homan to Retire By Saturday

Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:16 AM

Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), will retire by Saturday, an ICE spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek.

The spokesperson, Jennifer Elzea, said that Homan would be stepping down by Saturday, June 30, after becoming acting director in Jan. 2017. He was the executive associate director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations since 2013, Newsweek noted.

The agency is facing a tumultuous period, with scrutiny over its role in enforcement of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Homan’s job was difficult, a former Department of Homeland Security official told Newsweek.

"Let’s take politics out of the equation… no matter what your stance is on immigration, being the director of ICE is one of the toughest jobs in the federal government because half of the people are going to love you and half of the people are going to hate you," the former official said.

"You are either enforcing the law too strongly or not strongly enough. Operating under that kind of pressure for a long time is hard on people," the official added.

In May, Homan said he was leaving the job to focus on time with family. "I’m leaving for the right reasons — to spend more time with my wife and kids who have sacrificed as much as I have in the last 34 years,” Homan said in a May "Fox & Friends' interview.

"He’s basically spent the entirety of his adult life in public service. Those jobs, they take a toll on your body and on a person, so he has earned the right to retire, regardless of what you think of his particular policies," the former official said, News week reported.

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