President Trump announced his new director of ICE today in a tweet.
Mark Morgan was formerly Obama’s border chief and has come on strong lately as a hardliner on immigration. He’s been all over the place on TV lately (see video below) speaking about what he would do to stop the virtual invasion of America from our southern border. Let’s hope and pray he gets busy and gets something done ASAP.
I am pleased to inform all of those that believe in a strong, fair and sound Immigration Policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE. Mark is a true believer and American Patriot. He will do a great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2019
Morgan has big shoes to fill with the departure of Thomas Homan but our past reports on him show he’s a hardliner on immigration:
Obama’s former border chief, Mark Morgan, doesn’t waste any time during an interview with CNN.
He goes right into facts about what’s really going on at the border.
The CNN anchor tried her best to get him to say something she’d like to hear but Morgan wasn’t backing down.
SHE EVEN SAYS “HERE AT CNN WE’RE ABOUT FACTS FIRST”…
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) February 17, 2019
Morgan has repeatedly come out to support President trump’s policy at the border:
Obama’s Border patrol Chief Mark Morgan joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on Friday.
Kilmeade points out that 7% of illegals are convicted criminals and then asks Morgan if he believes President Trump is “making up” the national emergency.
“Brian, this is part of the frustration for those of us from a law enforcement, border security perspective. How many more statistics do we have to provide? How many more factually based examples do we have to provide? How many more angel families have to stand in front of some of these individuals before they finally say, ‘Yeah, okay, this is real.’ It’s just incredulous.”
Morgan continues: 60 thousand illegals come in per month and numbers are climbing!
Sixty thousand are coming in a month illegally into this country. This year so far, 62 caravans of 100 or more…13 in all of last year, 2,000 in one single day this week. So the numbers are climbing, but it’s manufactured, right? The other thing, the other argument on in between the port of entry is an absolute false narrative. Sixty percent of the southwest border does not have infrastructure, technology and personnel.”
Morgan says this is driven by “identity politics”.
“Again, what it means to me is this is absolutely driven on identity politics. The experts have spoken both on ICE, both on United States border patrol and CBP and they have told Congress what they need to protect the borders for the security and safety of this country, Brian. And they have not just ignored it, they have discounted everything that they have said. Unfortunately, to me, I have only drawn one conclusion. It’s based on identity politics.”
Kilmeade reports the latest news on illegal crossings in January reveals it’s the highest it’s been in five years!
BUILD THE WALL!
The fiscal year 2019 Border Apprehensions: OVER 240K!
This is what the Democrats want?