Acting Security Director denies leaking information about ICE raids in 10 cities after they were canceled when details were revealed by a & # 39; US official & # 39;
- Secretary Kevin McAleenan was accused of leaking details of the ICE raids
- However, he rejected these claims and said that he will never leak information
- McAleenan opposed the plan since he was appointed and told about the operation
- Donald Trump had instructed ICE to continue with the raids, despite any objections
The acting head of Homeland Security has denied allegations that he had leaked information about ICE raids in 10 cities, canceling them.
Secretary Kevin McAleenan had tried to blow off the raids two weeks ago in the planning phase, but President Trump ordered ICE acting director Mark Morgan to continue with the deportations and arrests as planned.
Last week the robbery plans were leaked and McAleenan was accused of being the one who had released them because of his fierce opposition.
However, he has now rejected the claims and says he will never have details of a & # 39; sensitive law enforcement operation & # 39; will leak.
Deputy Ministry of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was accused of leaking information about a raid on immigration and customs enforcement
He told Fox News: & # 39; I would never have leaked details of a sensitive law enforcement operation.
& # 39; My primary responsibility is the safety of the men and women who go out every day to protect the American people. And so it's just not true. & # 39;
He appeared on The Ingraham Angle and was asked by the host: & # 39; So tonight are you saying these rumors are wrong and you didn't do that? & # 39;
McAleenan replied: & # 39; Absolutely not. & # 39;
The raid had been in the planning since April, before McAleenan was brought in to replace former acting director Ron Vitiello.
McAleenan has been against plans since he was made aware of it.
He believes he said ICE, head Morgan, should stand & # 39; despite Trump telling him to go further.
Arrests and deportations were expected to target at least 2,000 families in up to ten cities – including Houston, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles – and Trump said it focused on those who avoided the law.
The ICE raid was planned in around 10 cities and is said to have affected more than 2,000 families who are evading the law
President Trump finally ended the raids and said a day after a phone call with landlord Nancy Pelosi that he wanted to give the congress more time to find a two-fold way to solve the & # 39; s problems with asylum and loophole law. southern boundary & # 39; to deal with
A source said earlier: & # 39; He is the one who wanted to ensure that this operation was canceled.
& # 39; He has been fighting this operation from the start. & # 39;
Just 48 hours before a Washington Post story of the raids was published, McAleenan traveled in a government plan with the play's author, Nick Miroff.
& # 39; Someone within the DHS is leaking this information that would have endangered the general public, as well as our officers, that is one of the most flagrant leaks I've ever seen in my life, & # 39; said the source.
Former head of ICE, Tom Homan, also accused McAleenan of working against ICE operations and suggested that he was behind the story.
& # 39; You have the acting Secretary of Homeland Security who resists what ICE is trying to do, & # 39; said Homan. & # 39; He does not support this operation and I will tell you what, if that is his position, he is on the wrong side of this problem. & # 39;
& # 39; This leak – where I know where the leak came from, I think we all know where the leak came from, that story benefits only one person – put these officers at greater risk of damage, & # 39; Homan continued.
McAleenan was also asked Democratic presidential candidates who advocated decriminalizing illegal border crossings.
He said: & # 39; Decriminalizing the intersection between the ports of entry if we know it is associated with criminal smugglers … if they know they are bringing drugs behind the people crossing, this would only contribute to the problem & # 39;
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