defend the love – tom homan

Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), joined Fox News Channel as a contributor in August 2018.

Homan ran ICE from January 30, 2017 until his retirement on June 30, 2018. In this role, his mission was to promote homeland security and public safety through criminal and civil enforcement.

Previously, Homan served as Executive Associate Director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Homan has devoted nearly 34 years of his life to immigration and law enforcement. He served as a police officer in New York; a U.S. Border Patrol Agent; a Special Agent with the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; as well as Supervisory Special Agent and Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations.


Tom, as seen in this crime scene photo, was lead investigator and coordinator of the multi-agency investigation of a tragic smuggling incident that left 19 people dead in Victoria, Texas.  

This international investigation resulted in over 14 criminal convictions.  It was also the largest and most complex investigations of human smuggling. 

Tom was called to testify before Congress because of his vast experience in these investigations and the successes achieved. 

Upon the creation of ICE, Homan was named as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Dallas and later to the Deputy Special Agent in Charge. In March 2009, Mr. Homan accepted the position of Assistant Director for Enforcement at ICE Headquarters in Washington DC and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Executive Associate Director.


On the front lines with then Chief Patrol Agent, Mike Fisher patrolling the Rio Grande Valley from a CBP Blackhawk 

Homan has received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Rank Award in 2015 for his leadership and accomplishments in immigration enforcement and the Distinguished Service Medal in June 2018 in recognition of exceptionally distinguished and transformational service to strengthen Homeland Security for the United States. 


The front lines of ICE – National Special Response Teams.


In one of many appearances before Congress.

Homan is the author of “Defend the Border and Save Lives: Solving Our Most Important Humanitarian and Security Crisis.”

TH5 8.21.2022

The real story—with real solutions

From a police officer to Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tom’s career has spanned four decades and six presidential administrations. 

His focus never wavered—

to save lives and help communities thrive. 

Buy it HERE

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