The head of ICE Wednesday accused NY Governor Cuomo of making “grandstanding” and “inaccurate” comments after armed agents raided an upstate dairy farm last week and allegedly handcuffed a man who tried to record an arrest.Democrat Cuomo rumored to be a contender for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, said that the agency “is violating the law and endangering public safety” and threatened to sue ICE if such raids continued. Cuomo said that the reckless and unconstitutional practices ICE is deploying in our communities violate everything we believe in New York and are an assault on our democracy.He demanded that ICE immediately cease and desist this pattern of conduct, and if they fail to do so, he will pursue all available legal recourse and commit to doing everything in his power to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers.
So ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan fired back a comment that said Cuomo’s remarks were an insult to ICE’s sworn law enforcement officers who conduct their lawful mission professionally and with integrity.
Ever since September of 2016, ICE has arrested nearly 5,000 criminal aliens in New York, individuals with a criminal conviction in addition to their violation of immigration laws. Many of those arrests were conducted at large in the community, which ICE is increasingly forced to do due to sanctuary policies in the state that prevent us from taking custody of criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail.
Cuomo supports these policies at the expense of the safety of the very same communities he took an oath to protect.
The owner of the NY farm that was raided says that ICE agents did not identify themselves or produce a warrant before they arrested a farm worker on charges that he unlawfully re-entered the U.S. following deportation. The owner had hand cuffs slapped on himself too.
Homan identified the worker as a “criminal alien” named Marcial DeLeon-Aguilar, who is a three-time prior deportee who has felony criminal convictions for reckless aggravated assault and illegal re-entry — also a felony.
The incident has also prompted scrutiny in Washington, where Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has called for an investigation.
Typical liberal, blame those doing their job, enforcing our laws, and let the illegals, who are criminals to start with, off scott free.