Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the retirement of Thomas Homan, the Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“Tom has dedicated his career to serving the American people and keeping our communities safe. Tom’s work ethic, expertise, and leadership made him stand out at ICE and he rose through the ranks to become Acting Director of the agency. He’s been a tremendous partner in helping to steer ICE back to its core mission of immigration enforcement and public safety. Through his leadership, ICE has removed thousands of criminal aliens from our streets, taken effective action to combat MS-13 and other transnational gang violence, and has given victims of illegal immigrant crime a voice in their government. I commend Tom for his many years of government service and wish him all the best in his retirement.”