A media organization backed by Soros’ Open Society Foundation, ProPublica, is taking aim at Trump and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for enforcing immigration laws against illegal aliens in the U.S.
The media group was reportedly fuming over the Trump administration’s directive to deport illegal immigrants with criminal records, but it is seemingly more outraged that federal immigration law allows illegal immigrants without criminal backgrounds to be deported.
Here is what the Soros’-backed newsgroup wrote in one of its articles:
“The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond the Trump administration’s publicly stated aims, and some advocates say may explain a marked increase in immigration arrests.
In a February memo, Matthew Albence, a career official who heads the Enforcement and Removal Operations division of ICE, informed his 5,700 deportation officers that, ‘effective immediately, ERO officers will take enforcement action against all removable aliens encountered in the course of their duties.'”
Since Trump announced his crackdown on illegal immigration, ProPublica has ruthlessly attacked the president and those appointed by him to oversee his immigration policies.
One such case involves Lee Francis Cissna, whom Trump picked to head the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and has been aggressively targeted by the left-leaning media outlet.
An article published by ProPublica attempted to cast Cissna in a negative light for his work on immigration issues with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA), slamming him for rejecting former President Obama’s expansion of rights for illegal immigrants.
“From 2015 until earlier this year, Cissna worked for Grassley on immigration issues, having been detailed to his staff by Homeland Security. During that time, he remained on the agency’s payroll.
While there, he drafted dozens of letters under the senator’s name to Homeland Security officials, helping Grassley, an Iowa Republican, to intensify his oversight of immigration and creating a blueprint for dismantling President Obama’s initiatives, according to a dozen current and former agency and congressional staff members.”
Cissna was also attacked by the news outlet for his efforts to oppose Obama’s initiative that granted underage illegal immigrants protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as the ability to obtain travel documents.
The Center for Immigration Studies Director Mark Krikorian told Breitbart News reporters that Cissna is the “first person ever” to be nominated to head up USCIS who has extensive experience working in immigration law and policy.
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