Secretary McAleenan reacts to attacks on ICE facilities


STEVE: THAT’S RIGHT. WE’LL KEEP YOU POSTED. MEANTIME SHOTS FIRED AT THE I.C.E. FACILITY DOWN IN SAN ANTONIO. APPARENTLY, ACCORDING TO A LOCAL REPORT, LOCAL MEDIA AND THERE YOU CAN SEE THE BULLET HOLE, RIGHT THERE, IN THE WINDOW. IT IS UP A COUPLE FLOORS. IT HAPPENED THREE A.M. TUESDAY. WE UNDERSTAND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING. THIS IS ANOTHER ATTACK ON AN I.C.E. FACILITY. I BELIEVE IT IS THE FOURTH IN THE LAST MONTH. PETE: LAST MONTH PROTESTERS BLOCKED THE ENTRANCE TO A I.C.E. HEADQUARTERS IN D.C. IN WASHINGTON, A MAN HURLED A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL AT AN I.C.E. BUILDING N AURORA, COLORADO, AMERICAN FLAG TOOK DOWN AND “BLUE LIVES MATTER” FLAG DEFACED THIS APPEARS TO BE ANTI-I.C.E. PATTERN. AINSLEY: LET’S BRING IN KEVIN MCALEENAN, THE ACTING DHS SECRETARY.>>GOOD MORNING, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU. AINSLEY: GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON. THE I.C.E. AGENTS IN SAN ANTONIO, THIS WAS NOT RANDOM. IT WAS VERY TARGETED, BECAUSE THE BUILDING HOUSES DIFFERENT OFFICES, THE BULLET WENT THROUGH THE I.C.E. WINDOW WHICH LOOKED IT WAS FIVE OR SIX FLOORS UP. WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT IS THE REACTION?>>DOES APPEAR TO BE TARGETED. THIS IS THE FOURTH INCIDENT OF VIOLENCE OR ISSUE AT AN I.C.E. FACILITY. OUR TOP PRIORITY IS THE SAFETY OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE OUT THERE PROTECTING AMERICAN COMMUNITIES. REALLY APPRECIATE THE QUICK RESPONSE OF THE FBI. THE STATE AND LOCALS WILL BE INVESTIGATING THIS. WE HAVE GOT TO FIND THIS PERPETRATOR. WE HAVE TO INSURE THIS CAN’T HAPPEN AGAIN. STEVE: ABSOLUTELY. THE I.C.E. FIELD OFFICE DIRECTOR DOWN THERE, DAN BIBLE, MR. MCALEENAN, HE BLAMED POLITICIANS, MEDIA OUTLETS, ACTIVISTS GROUP SHARING INFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT ASSESSMENT?>>I THINK THE ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE’RE DEMONIZING LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DOING THEIR JOBS, ENFORCING THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS IS CONCERNING. IT CAN BE DANGEROUS. IT CAN RESULT PEOPLE TAKING ACTION NOT SUPPORTED BY THE FACTS THAT ARE NOT IN RESPONSE TO ANYTHING INAPPROPRIATE, THAT OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF I.C.E., REMOVAL OPERATIONS ARE DOING. I THINK WE HAVE GOT TO TONE THAT DOWN, ABSOLUTELY. STEVE: I.C.E. HAS BEEN DEMONIZED. WE’VE SEEN THAT A LOT IN THE LAST YEAR. BUT THESE GUYS, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF I.C.E. ARE SIMPLY DOING THEIR JOB. IF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE THE LAWS, LET’S CHANGE THE LAWS.>>THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. WE HAVE TO HAVE A BALANCED EPFORCEMENT PROCESS TO HAVE INTEGRITY IN THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. WE CAN’T DO EVERYTHING AT THE BORDER. EVEN THOUGH WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS WITH OUR INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY, THANK TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ENGAGEMENT WITH MEXICO, GUATEMALA, THE NEW PRESIDENT OF EL SALVADOR. EVEN THOUGH WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS WE SILL HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW IN THE INTERIOR. WE CAN’T HAVE BUSINESSES EXPLOITING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN A ANTI-COMPETITIVE FASHION. WE HAVE TO HAVE BALANCE. PETE: CONGRESS HAS DONE ALMOST NOTHING TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS AT BORDER. STEVE: THEY TALKED A LOT BIT. PETE: TALKED A GREAT DEAL. PRESIDENT TRIED TO DECLARE EMERGENCY. TAPPED INTO OTHER FUNDS. DEPLOYMENT OF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND THEIR OWN SOUTHERN BORDER. WE HEARD ABOUT THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED OR IN THE WORKS WITH NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. YOU MENTIONED GUATEMALA. WHILE THE NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT WANTS TO REWRITE THE MIGRATION DEAL STRUCK WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE?>>SURE LET’S BREAK THAT DOWN, PETE. SEVERAL DIFFERENT COMPONENT TO THAT. I ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY LAST WEEK DOWN IN YUMA WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS WITH OUR STRATEGY. THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE FIRST AND FOREMOST, MEXICO STEPPING UP TO DO MORE ENFORCEMENT ON THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER BETWEEN GUATEMALA. TRANSPORTATION ROUTE, HUMAN SMUGGERS ARE. BRINGING MIGRANTS TO THE BORDER. THEY ARE MAKING A PROGRESS. WE’VE SEEN A REDUCTION IN FLOWS. WITH GUATEMALA WE IMPLEMENTED, THERE ARE FIVE MORE MONTHS OF THIS ADMINISTRATION WITH GUATEMALA. WE ADMINISTERED AN AGGRESSIVE EFFORT AGAINST HUMAN SMUGGLERS. WITH DHS BOOTS ON THE GROUND, SIDE BY SIDE WITH GUATEMALA PARTNERS. WE SIGNED A COOPERATION AGREEMENT WHICH COULD REALLY CHANGE THE GAME. MAKE SURE WE’RE REBROKE TECHING PEOPLE NEED ASYLUM CLOSE TO HOME AS POSSIBLE. DENYING THE ACCESS TO EXPLOIT OUR LOOPHOLES IN THE LAW AT THE SAME TIME. THOSE EFFORTS ARE MAKING PROGRESS. 43% REDUCTION IF CROSSINGS SINCE MAY. WE’RE HOPING TO CONTINUE THE PROGRESS IN AUGUST. I WILL GO BACK TO CENTRAL AMERICA NEXT WEEK TO REBUILD THAT WITH GUATEMALA AND EL SALVADOR. TO ADDRESS THIS AS A REGIONAL EFFORT. AINSLEY: MR. SECRETARY, I WATCH YOU ON THE SUNDAY SHOWS, YOU GET RAKED OVER THE COALS, CONGRESS JUST WANTS SOUND BITE AND LEADERS THAT BLAST YOU, I ASK MYSELF EVERY SINGLE TIME, IS IT WORTH IT TO YOU? WHY DO YOU DO THE JOB?>>GOOD QUESTION, AINSLEY. THE MISSION IS COMPELLING. I THINK WE HAVE THE MOST COMPELLING MISSION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PROTECT THE HOMELAND. IT IS AN HONOR TO SERVE IN THIS ROLE. THE SECOND THING THAT INSPIRES ME ARE OUR MEN AND WOMEN, BEING DOWN THERE ON THE BORDER MULTIPLE TIMES. ACTING SECRETARY. SEEING HOW HARD THEY’RE WORKING. WE GOT THEM SOME RELATIONSHIP. EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL COMBINED WITH THE EMERGENCY STRATEGY CHANGED DYNAMIC. FIRST WEEK IN JUNE WE HAD 20,000 PEOPLE IN CUSTODY IN BORDER STATIONS. THEY’RE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME MANAGING THAT OVERCROWDING. THIS MORNING WE HAVE 4,000. THEY’RE NOT STAYING WITH US VERY LONG. WE’RE REPATRIATE SINGLE ADULTS. THE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO A BETTER SITUATION WITH THE. THEY DESERVE OUR SUPPORT AND PROTECTION. STEVE: INDEED. MR. SECRETARY, THERE IS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT DOMESTIC TERRORISM LAST COUPLE WEEKS IN PARTICULAR. HOW IS THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ADDRESSING THIS REAL CONCERN?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT HAS BEEN MY TOP PRIORITY SINCE BECOMING ACTING SECRETARY IN APRIL. I STOOD UP TO TARGETED VIOLENCE TERRORIST PREVENTION OFFICE IN MY FIRST WEEK. WE COMMISSIONED HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISE VERY COUNCIL TO HELP US STUDY DOMESTIC TERRORISM. ESPECIALLY WHITE SUPREMACIST EXTREMISM AND RACIALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE. I WAS IN JACKSON MISSISSIPPI YESTERDAY WITH THE HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS, ATTACKS ON FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND CHURCHES. HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THOSE BETTER AS A WHOLE IN THE COMMUNITY? FOR FOR DH THIS IS A MAJOR EFFORT. CYBERSECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. SECRET SERVICE, FEMA, FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE, ALL THOSE ENTITIES HELP EMPOWER STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BE PREPARED TO DO ACTIVE SHOOTER AWARENESS TRAININGS. THE GRANTS WE SUPPLY SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT IN ADDRESSING THESE KINDS OF CONCERNS. WE’RE A CLOSE PARTNER WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WITH THEIR LEAD INVESTIGATING, PREVENTING DOMESTIC TERRORISM. IT’S A MAJOR EFFORT FOR DHS. WE’RE EXPANDING IT. WE’LL INCREASINGLY BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE. IT’S A REAL ISSUE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. STEVE: IT’S A REAL ISSUE, ARE YOU SEEING A RISE IN THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS OR IS THIS SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST BUT IT IS JUST BEING REPORTED DIFFERENTLY NOW?>>I THINK THERE IS A RISE IN THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS. THE FBI DIRECTOR TESTIFIED LAST MONTH ABOUT 850 DOMESTIC TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS ONGOING. A NUMBER OF WITH RACIALLY-MOTIVATED VIOLENT EXTREMIST IDEOLOGIES BEHIND THEM. WE HAVE TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF THAT, BOTH IN THE PREVENTION SIDE, IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS ON A PATHWAY TO VIOLENCE, THROUGH THE SECRET SERVICE, NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT CENTER. WE TOLD STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES, MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS, SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, THOSE INDICATORS THEY NEED TO LOOK FOR TO IDENTIFY SOMEONE WHO IS ON A PATH TO VIOLENCE, INTERDICT, GET AN OFF-RAMP, SO THEY DON’T BECOME VIOLENT AND MOUNT AN ATTACK. THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO. SO THERE IS A CONCERN. THERE IS INCREASING ENVIRONMENT OF VIOLENCE IN TARGETED SENSE.

100 thoughts on “Secretary McAleenan reacts to attacks on ICE facilities

  1. That is who will end up with the guns when they take away ours away and that is what they will do with them, shoot at the conservatives. (Movie: “The Hunt”).

  2. Game over for Democrats ..not only Americans are sounding off but the planet is chiming in on the shootings ..I just got back in the US from a 12 country tour and citizens all over world are saying enough is enough …stating it is time to hold these democrats responsible..when we played in Russia many of there citizens said there sources say they have the proof that the Clintons are behind all shootings and crimes set up by Nadler and Company.

  3. This will be a better situation when these people that are carelesly and knowingly breaking the law to enter this country are sent back and go through the legal process like everyone else.

  4. It's not an invasion, eh? People illegally flooding over the border, immigration facilities being violently attacked. Sounds like an invasion to me.

  5. People who direct violence to an USA facility should be shot on sight! ANTIFA…YOU ARE THE UGLY VIOLENCE IN OUR COUNTRY! YOU AND THE LEFTISTS ARE THE BIG PROBLEM TO BE OVERCOME…SO LET'S OVERCOME THIS NOW! HEY ANTUFO, GO STORM AREA 51!

  6. White supremacist groups have been the largest threat as far as domestic terrorism. Regardless keeping crazy people away from guns solves a lot of these problems.

  7. I'm sorry but that's way over the line of protesting. The Demon-rats have their henchmen ready to do anything to try silence everyone through fear just like in Guatemala, Honduras and Venezuela amongst other places.
    If this is just let be and any Republicans who get harassed, assaulted must be dealt with strictly and swiftly.
    I'm not dismissing if the Demon-rats complain as well but that government Officials at the grocery store and smalet case are fake.

  8. To Roxy Roxbury; I'm right beside you with this DEPORT THEM ALL NOW AND THEIR FAMILIES SO THEY WON'T BE SEPARATED.

  9. SHARING info > ?? HOW Not 'good' – except for LIES? Does FBI know how to help TRUTHFULLY?!
    Look to the LEFT; That's where you'll find the one[s] that did this. Will FBI Ever add 'Antifa' to Their special list?

  10. I think it's past time we put the military on our own borders, makes no sense that we can protect some third world countries borders with our military but not our own. It's the most backward thinking I can even imagine.

  11. I think it's past time we put the military on our own borders, makes no sense that we can protect some third world countries borders with our military but not our own. It's the most backward thinking I can even imagine.

  12. So many lefties/Democrats like banging on about "kids in cages", accusing Trump of being racist because of it, but I wonder if any of them are even aware that the pictures that are circulating of kids in cages were in fact taken during the Obama Administration?

    And I wonder how many of those Democrats are aware that Obama deported MORE immigrants than Trump had by the same time in his presidency? Obama was so prolific at deporting immigrants that he was known as the "Deporter-in-Chief".

    Where were all you raging Democrats then, with all your moral outrage? Not a one of you called Obama racist for his treatment of immigrants. The left/Democrats absolutely reek of hypocrisy and selective outrage. Pathetic.

  13. Sorry loser. If people don't like the laws, how about, obey anyway or get the heck out. You don't just change the law cause you don't like it.

  14. Let em keep doing it. Were reloading and waiting. The left wants gun control, so these terrorists will be armed but we wont? OVER MY DEAD BODY.

  15. The supporters and members of ant_ fa should be arrested and prosecuted under hate crimes……..If that leads to Demo_rats all the better……Lets be clear. They have been putting out hate for too long.This has been coming from "leaders"…..SHAME!!!!

  16. ANTIFA …..or NAMBLA….looks like it's finally broke the ICE and has gotten their attention.

    Hilarious hijinks ensue.

  17. Pathway to violence? Sounds like pre-crime or more of the same which is politicians passing the buck on to the populous, and lecturing them, all due to them not doing their jobs which is tending to their needs, resulting in a pathway to violence, for some or most. People need to stop and ask themselves, what put that individual on said "pathway to violence" and it will ultimately always result in them coming to the same conclusion of it's the fault of their elected officials because they've failed them.

  18. Mc Aleenan isnt removed 👎👎
    He was the one making official where the ICE raids would be earlier this or last month – maybe FOX will question him about that 😂😂.
    FOX is gone or at least most of it.

  19. If I was a police dispatcher and someone called needing help I would ask if they were a liberal or conservative, if liberal I would dispatch a police car and tell them to stop and have coffee on the way no hurry.

  20. Antifa sponsored & fully supported by the Democrats. They are the main terrorists. Including Google which has recently announced it will no longer provide any technical support or assistance in any way to ICE's tech infrastructure.

  21. “People taking action”….Excuse me…. “Democrats taking action”. Let’s be accurate! Why blame violence on all “people”? Tell the truth!!!

  22. Thanks democrats for the hate and violence. Normal people have woken. Domestic terrorism from groups like antifungal 😆 and some leading democrats are the cause for this division.

  23. Come on guys…. where the 'race' card blaming law enforcement for the violence?? Crickets…Crickets…Crickets…

  24. ICE agents are not American. Americans dont just wave flags, they hold American values. " give me your tired, your wealthy who can stand on their own two feet"???

  25. Just think about it, the left wants to ban guns….. why? Answer it's not about safety as they claim. Just ponder it.

  26. Where is the outrage? Why don't the Republicans fight back? Who do you think inspired this? Why is Fox reporting this as if they are reporting on a picnic?

  27. The democrat politicians who have been calling for things like this should be held for inciting hate crimes. AOC, Maxine Waters and the rest.

  28. We have seen the facts and we don't like it. And you want us to care about you Gustavo ice stormtrooper. I'm only sad that none of them were………. they are scum bags.

  29. You have not done anything about white supremacist. Your own officials are white supremacist and you are not going to arrest your own people are you.

  30. DON'T THEY HAVE CAMERAS? MUST BE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS. HOPE YOU NAIL THESE PEOPLE. KICK EVERY ONE OF THEM OUT OF OUR COUNTRY. THEY DON'T BELONG HERE. ISN'T MCALEENAN A DEMOCRAT? HOPE HE ISN'T THE ONE LEAKING LOCATIONS.

  31. So why the media including FOX NEWS is not saying that the leftist hate speech is radicalized the these thugs who are anti law enforcement

  32. Kevin! You should've spent more than $8 for a haircut especially if your going to be on NATIONAL TELEVISION. If you got a decent cut maybe nobody would notice the thrift store suit!

  33. Put OMar and the HMAS sympathizee under lock and chain to solve domestic terrorism. Thaild is a violent person

  34. 3:00 AM….single bullet……….indiscriminately….five or six floors above the street……………how brave……….

  35. There is one guy that they can start investigating with. Remember that guy that was threatening to shot a congressman from a mile away there in texas about 3 weeks ago. FBI needs to check him out fast. That might be your man.

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