According to Fox News Channel, sources have revealed that acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tony Pham is now expected to resign by the end of the year. Which is surprising since he only took over for Matt Albence as acting head of the agency in August.
Since becoming the director, Pham has worked on targeting criminal immigrants across the United States, which includes sanctuary cities.
NEW: Tony Pham, the acting leader of ICE, plans to resign at the end of the year, according to two sources familiar with the move.
Pham confirmed the move in a statement saying he was returning home to Virginia.
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Pham came to the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam when he was 2 years old. In 1985, Pham became a U.S. citizen, before eventually going to law school and then becoming a prosecutor, handling narcotics, gang and firearms cases. He would also serve as superintendent of a jail in Virginia.
In January 2020, he became the ICE principal legal advisor, before replacing Albence in August.
I will be interested to see who becomes the director following Pham.