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Former ICE director slams NYT op-ed that called for shaming, doxxing of Border Patrol agents: 'It's disgusting'
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Former ICE director slams NYT op-ed that called for shaming, doxxing of Border Patrol agents: 'It's disgusting'

He's not wrong

Former ICE Director Tom Homan blasted a recent New York Times op-ed calling for people to shame U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Kate Cronin-Furman, a London-based human rights professor, wrote that identities of such agents should be publicized in order to be "shamed" for their actions.

In one portion, Cronin-Furman wrote, "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."

"Immigration lawyers have agent names; journalists reporting at the border have names, photos, and even videos," she added. "These agents' actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities."

What are the details?

Homan told Fox News that he was a victim of such actions when he was director.

"It's disgusting," he insisted. "It happened to me when I was director. They doxxed me, my home address, and I had 80 protesters at my house on a Sunday morning."

Homan explained that Border Patrol agents aren't intentionally mistreating migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I've been there," he added. "These Border Patrol [agents] are taking sickness home to their own families because they're taking care of sick children. They're changing diapers, making formula. These agents did not sign up for this."

"They're fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters themselves — they're doing a tremendous job, and they need to be respected for it," Homan concluded.

Elsewhere in Cronin-Furman's New York Times op-ed, the professor added, "The knowledge, for instance, that when you go to church on Sunday, your entire congregation will have seen you on TV ripping a child out of her father's arms is a serious social cost to bear."

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