Mayor Mitch Landrieu (Photo: WWLTV)
Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday said the head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is “just plain wrong” about how local law enforcement across the country deal with undocumented immigrants accused of violent crimes, leading the White House to dismiss his views as limited.
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Thomas Homan, ICE’s acting director and considered a leading candidate to be the next secretary of homeland security, said during the June 28 White House press briefing that “most law enforcement officials in cities work with us, but many don’t in the largest cities, and that’s where criminal aliens and criminal gangs flourish.”
On Wednesday, Landrieu, who serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, shot back against that comment
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