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Thomas Homan, the former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been a Fox News Channel contributor since August 2018.
Homan held the position of Acting Director of ICE from January 30, 2017, until his retirement on June 30, 2018. During his tenure, his primary mission was to advance homeland security and public safety through both criminal and civil enforcement of immigration laws.
Prior to his role as Acting Director, Homan served as the Executive Associate Director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, overseeing key aspects of immigration enforcement.
Homan has dedicated nearly 34 years to a career in immigration and law enforcement. His journey began as a police officer in New York, followed by roles as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a Special Agent with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. He progressed through various roles, including Supervisory Special Agent and Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations.
With the establishment of ICE, Homan was appointed as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Dallas, later advancing to the position of Deputy Special Agent in Charge. In March 2009, he assumed the role of Assistant Director for Enforcement at ICE Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Executive Associate Director.
Throughout his career, Homan has earned several awards and honors, including the Presidential Rank Award in 2015 for his exemplary leadership and achievements in immigration enforcement. He also received the Distinguished Service Medal in June 2018 for his exceptional and transformative service in enhancing homeland security for the United States.
In addition to his distinguished career, Homan is the author of the book “Defend the Border and Save Lives: Solving Our Most Important Humanitarian and Security Crisis.”