The former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan has promised to do his part in cleaning up the southwest border under a second Trump administration.  

“I promised President Trump when he announced that if he goes back, I go back. And I’m going to run the biggest deportation operation this country’s ever seen because these millions of people being released in this country, nine out of 10 will get an order of removal based on immigration court data,” wrote Homan on X. 

“A judge orders them to be removed. We’re going to find them and we’re gonna remove them,” he added. “If there’s no consequence, we can’t fix the border. We’re going to have a consequence in the Trump administration.”

Trump is currently the only GOP presidential candidate to have filed his paperwork in Texas for a place on the March Republican Primary ballot. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorsed Trump this past weekend in Edinburg, TX, which sits on the Texas-Mexico border. 

Most of Trump’s brief comments revolved around the crisis at the southern border, which has hit record levels since President Joe Biden took office in 2021.

“We have the most insecure border in the history, I believe really, of the world.” said Trump “I don’t think there’s ever been a country in history that’s had a border where millions and millions and millions of people are flowing into our country.”

The consequences of lax border control have been wreaking havoc across the state and beyond. 

Texas lawmakers passed two border security measures in a stopgap measure to slow the illegal border crossings. One measure funds additional border barrier infrastructure while the other creates a state penalty for illegal entry into the state for illegal border crossers who don’t cross at a legal port of entry. 

“I am going to make your job much easier,” Trump told Abbott on Sunday, promising to secure the border if he takes office again. “You’re going to be getting back to normal governing. Things like streets and education and medical. You’re not going to have to worry about the border anymore.”

Trump has also earned the endorsement of other Texas statewide officials, including, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, and Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham.

Texas’ Primary Election is on March 5, 2024. 

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.