Tom Homan, the former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will be coming back to the administration as a “border czar,” President Donald Trump said Friday, as he “really wants” to be involved with the border.
The announcement took the hosts of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” where Trump was speaking during a lengthy interview, by surprise, as Homan became a network contributor after retiring from the Trump administration in June 2018.
Trump sad Homan will report directly to him and will work from the White House, but will make frequent visits at the border.
Homan is well known as a hardliner on immigration, even though Trump on Friday said the measures Mexico has been taking have slowed down immigration.
“Mexico has been doing a terrific job,” said Trump. “Hey, 6,000 soldiers, and if it doesn’t work out, then we go back to very strong measures, and I don’t want to have to do that.”
Trump also said Friday that the border wall is “going up very rapidly” and that more than 400 miles will be up by the end of next year.
“The wall is very important,” said Trump. “It’s hard to breach it; it’s high, strong, powerful,