Former Trump ICE czar credited with over a million deportations to speak at Conservative bash in Heuvelton
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 5:32 pm

HEUVELTON -- One of the former leaders of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy will speak at the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party’s Old Fashioned Political Barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Thomas D Homan, appointed by Trump on Jan. 30, 2017 as acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will attend, said Hank Ford, party chairman, in a press release.

The event will be held at the Heuvelton Fire Hall, 95 N. State St., from 2-6 p.m., featuring Chef Parker Piercey who will prepare a barbecue with all the fixings.

Tickets are $50 a couple or $30 for singles.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 315-514-4161.

Honan retired as acting director of ICE on June 30, 2018. ICE is the largest investigative arm within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. ICE has more than 20,000 special agents, officers and other employees and has an annual budget of more than $8 billion, the press release said.

From 2013 to serving as ICE acting director, Homan served as executive associate director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). He led ICE’s efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, the press release said, overseeing the removal of more than one million from the United States.

Homan is a 33-year veteran of law enforcement, has nearly 34 years of immigration enforcement experience, and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He has received numerous awards and special recognitions for his 34 plus years as a federal law enforcement officer and leader, the press release said.