President Trump appointed Thomas Homan last night as the new acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Washington Post reports. He replaces Daniel Ragsdale, who will continue to serve as the deputy director of ICE. The move was announced soon after Trump fired acting attorney general Sally Yates, and was met by chatter on social media suggesting that Ragsdale also was fired.
There was no immediate indication that Ragsdale, who has served in his position since 2012, held any views that were counter to the president’s. Mark Morgan, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, was removed this month after clashing with the powerful Border Patrol union, which endorsed Trump for president. Homan, with 30 years of immigration enforcement experience, had worked since 2013 as the director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations. He was honored last year for his work deporting illegal immigrants.