President Trump is bringing back former ICE Chief Thomas Homan as his border czar.
According to Fox News:
President Trump on Friday revealed that former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan is returning to the administration as a “border czar,” as he seeks to combat a migration wave at the southern border.
“Tom Homan’s coming back, I would say that would be announced next week except I’d rather announce it now,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox and Friends.” “He’s going to be very much involved with the border, that’s what he really wants to be involved with.”
Trump said that Homan, who was acting director of the enforcement agency until June last year and is currently a Fox News contributor, would be a “border czar.” It is unclear what Homan’s exact title and role will be, as a czar is normally an informal term.
“He’ll be a border czar, he’ll be very much involved in the border, he’ll be directly reporting to me, working out of the White House but spending a lot of time at the border,” Trump said. “He’s a good man, he’s a good man.”
Homan has been a continuing presence on cable news, especially Fox News, as he strongly supported the president’s border approach.