Former interim ICE Director Thomas Homan lambasted a New York Times op-ed Monday that advocated for Border Patrol agents’ names to be shared publicly.
The Saturday op-ed, “The Treatment of Migrants Likely ‘Meets the Definition of a Mass Atrocity,” instructed the public to search for and release the personal information of border patrol agents who are allegedly mistreating children.
“It’s disgusting. It happened to me when I was the director. They doxed me, my home address, and I had 80 protesters at my house on a Sunday morning,” Homan explained on “Fox and Friends” Monday.
“Whoever wrote this op-ed obviously has never spoken to a border patrol agent, and she’s pushing a false narrative,” he continued.
He explained how it mischaracterized Border Patrol agents and their role on the border, saying agents routinely put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of migrants in need.
“These Border Patrol agents are taking sickness home to their own families because they are taking care of sick children. They’re changing diapers, they’re making formula. These Border Patrol agents did not sign up for this,” he asserted.
Assistant professor of human rights Kate Cronin-Furman wrote the op-ed and stated in it, “The identities of the individual Customs and Border Protection agents who are physically separating children from their families and staffing the detention centers are not undiscoverable.”
“These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities,” she continued.