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CNN’s Jim Acosta Fails Again – Totally Shut Down By ICE Director Over Illegal Immigration

During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Tom Homan – Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Attorney John Huber were brought in to discuss two upcoming pieces of immigration legislation – only to face CNN’s anchor-socked White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.

Focus on criminals

Director Homan made the point that out of the 66,000 illegals arrested since Trump’s executive orders on immigration enforcement were signed, “73 percent of everyone we have arrested were criminals.” Homan also noted ICE’s emphasis on “breaking up gangs and transnational smuggling organizations” and deporting bad hombres.

 CNN Level Spin

CNN’s Jim Acosta completely re-framed Homan’s message – accusing the Director of  “making it sound as if undocumented immigrants commit more crimes than people who are just native-born Americans” – a comment written long before the meeting as evidenced by Acosta rattling off some Cato Institute study.

Homan came back with a serious stack of pancakes for ol’ Jim:

DIRECTOR HOMAN:  “I think you’re misinterpreting what I’m saying… Number one, people that enter this country illegally violate the laws of this country.  You can’t want to be a part of this great nation and not respect its laws” adding that once an illegal alien has been given due process, “that final order from a federal judge needs to mean something or this whole system has no integrity.”

Later adding: “Did I say aliens commit more crimes than U.S. citizens?  I didn’t say that.”

Which Acosta promptly turned into:

Homan then went on to tell Acosta that illegal immigrants should not be comfortable – stating “if you enter this country illegally, you should be concerned that someone is looking for you.”  

Homan: 1

Acosta: 0

Mothers and Babies

Acosta then hit Homan with a hypothetical tear jerker about separating an illegal immigrant mother from her DREAMer children – calling the Trump administration’s adherence to the law “cold and clinical.”

[I]f you look at this from a cold and clinical standpoint, what you’re saying is because the mother crossed the border illegally, committed a crime, that she should be separated from her children.  What do you say to that?  –Abilio James Acosta

Homan responded: “U.S. Citizen’s families get separated every day when a parent gets arrested for a criminal charge. when someone chooses to enter this country illegally, and they’re here illegally, and they choose to have a child that’s a U.S. Citizen – they put themselves in that position.

If we don’t have border security. If we don’t enforce the laws that’s written in the books, then you’re never going to control the border. Why do you think we’ve got 11 – 12 million [illegal] people in this country now?

Homan: 2

Acosta: 0

Acosta Down!

CNN’s Acosta tried to go in for the kill, whimpering “So you should arrest the mothers, go after the mothers?” only to be out-SJW’d by another journalist who cut in – asking “if you are an undocumented immigrant in this country right now listening to you that you should be fearful, that you should be concerned, you should be looking over your shoulder that ICE is looking for you?” – A reference to a statement Homan made to congress two weeks ago when he said illegals “should be uncomfortable, should look over your shoulder, and you need to be worried.”

Homan told the journalists that they were “losing the message,” and went on to explain “ICE prioritizes our enforcement efforts on national security threats, public safety threats, those who have been ordered removed by a judge and failed to depart, and those who have been ordered removed, were removed, and reentered the country”

Adding the caveat “However, what I’m saying, during the course of those operations if we find someone here illegally, we’re not going to turn the other way.”

Listen here (and full transcript)

 

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10 comments

  1. TJWP

    LOL Libfags got blown the fuck out. Imagine being that shocked that people still exist who want to enforce the laws.

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  2. oldmantrader

    Seems Trump has some like minded individuals in his cabinet who will not play the gotcha game.
    CNN may be on the brink of major changes. The combination of too many fake stories, a sullied reputation and a merger with AT&T may lead to the ouster of Jeff Zucker Another victim of Trump?

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  3. mx2101

    Zeropointnow- my impression is you are reaching here. Everyone at the briefing is playing their role.

    Btw I read some of the transcript. I believe Holman said as a patrolling agent years ago he found dead aliens along a trail. I thought Jesus this guy is a nutcase. When he repeated aliens again, I realized he means people, not extraterrestrial visitors.

    Seems both sides are cherry picking and spinning, with varying degrees of professional competence and optics.

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  4. sarcrilege

    The presstitutes only hear what they want to hear and suits their agenda to doctor the story.

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  5. Cricket

    @mx2101 Are you serious? The correct term for non-citizens within America is illegal or legal aliens. That is the legal identification. Nothing nut case about it – he’s used the correct terminology.

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  6. derp

    Jesus. Acosta is one dumb fuck!

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  7. mx2101

    Cricket- Yes, you are correct, and I know alien is the correct legal term. Despite this when I read the transcript, I felt something that superseded legal technology.

    Interestingly, I heard sound bites of Holman on the radio yesterday, and I thought he made a lot of sense. I support their strategy.
    Reading the transcript gives a different tone.

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  8. mx2101

    Terminology is what I typed and meant.

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  9. infinitezuul

    mx2101 = mexcian, 21yrs old, illegally crossed the border in 2001

    Got ICE on speed dial

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  10. The Maven

    Infinitezuul hahaha

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