Former ICE chief says ‘border security is a matter of life and death’

Tom Homan, the former acting director of ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under President Trump, said “The Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA, last year, seized enough fentanyl to kill every person in America.”

In an interview with Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, on her Better For America podcast, he put the blame on the “two years of uncontrolled immigration” under the Biden administration.

Homan is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement and has nearly 33 years of immigration enforcement experience. He’s the creator of, a website that is focused on border security matters. As he put it, we’ve had two years of uncontrolled immigration, historical immigration that overwhelms the border patrol.

“Since Joe Biden’s been president, more than 112,000 Americans have died from fentanyl alone,” he said. “We’re not even talking about the cocaine that comes across the border or the methamphetamines that comes across the border, the numerous drugs come across that border, but fentanyl itself. This is why border security is important — because the Mexican cartels have killed more Americans than any terrorist organization. They’ve killed more Americans than every terrorist organization combined.  It’s America’s biggest national security failure … We’ve got to take border security seriously because it’s a matter of life and death.”

Homan suggested that the administration seeks to minimize the number of illegals knocking at our doors but, he says, the fact is that “since Joe Biden has been in the White House, we got just more than nine million encounters on our border.”

In fact, he noted, that it’s happening not only at the Mexican border but at our northern border where illegal crossings have increased by as much as 800 percent.

“We’re looking at 3. 2 million total encounters including some 1.7 million so-called ‘gotaways’ since he’s taken the White House,” he said. “That’s people we know about. How about the unknown gotaways, the people that crossed the border where there wasn’t technology, wasn’t a camera, wasn’t a drone. That could be another million. The bottom line: billions of people are entering this country illegally.”

It’s taking its toll, he said.

“When I was in Arizona a few months ago, one of these NGOs that won a multi-million dollar contract was putting aliens in hotel rooms that they rent; they lease an entire hotel. So, they put them in a hotel room for almost 400 bucks a night. They get three meals a day. They get medical attention delivered to them. They get air-conditioned rooms in the middle of the hottest summer Phoenix has ever had — all at taxpayer money. Meanwhile, two blocks down the street, I talked to four homeless vets who are living in a canvas tent, who don’t have three squares a day, who don’t have air conditioning, and who can’t take a shower. So not only we forget about Americans, we forgot about homeless vets.”

Homan went on to note that “rather than taking care of our citizens who are homeless, we’re taking care of those who show no respect for this nation. The first thing they did was enter the country illegally, which is a crime. Who wouldn’t come to the greatest nation on earth and simply turn yourself in, get processed, get released, get flown to the city of your choice, at taxpayer expense, get free medical care, get free lodging and free food? When you offer that type of giveaway program, millions will come. The most vulnerable people in the world will put themselves in the hands of criminal cartels and be smuggled into the United States. President Donald Trump made America great again; President Biden is making Mexico and Central America great again.”

Homan said that what gets him going is that “President Trump’s going to be my next president. And we’ll secure the border.  We’ll lock it down in 90 days. No doubt in my mind.  Ronald Reagan said it best. A Nation without borders isn’t a nation. Every country has a right to secure their border.”