Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation that the agency will increase worksite immigration enforcement in the coming months. He said this is an effort to reduce illegal immigration by eliminating the jobs magnet.
"Unless you remove the magnets, as long as they think they can come here and have a U.S.-citizen kid and not get removed, they are going to keep coming. As long as they can get a job, they are going to try and come. So we are stepping up worksite enforcement," Homan said.
Homan said that the Trump administration plans to increase worksite enforcement by “four or five times”.
"We’re taking worksite enforcement very hard this year," Homan said. "Regarding the increased number of inspections and worksite operations, you are going to see us significantly increase this next fiscal year. We’re doing it differently than we’ve done it. Now we’re going to prosecute the employers who knowingly harbor the illegal aliens, we are going to detain and remove the [aliens]."
He also took on sanctuary cities saying they, “are releasing public safety threats back into the public. That doesn't make sense to me."
He specifically called out Chicago saying the city, “has chosen politics over public safety”.
Watch the full speech here.
Updated: Tue, Oct 31st 2017 @ 3:40pm EDT