According to a senior White House official, one of the biggest immigration implementation plans begins this Tuesday, as The White House readies the recent Homeland Security proposal that calls for some major changes in the way things have been done.
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) plan was signed by DHS Sec. John Kelly. Once President Trump signs off on it, the plan will begin the process of hiring thousands of new immigration agents, as well as implementing procedures to “fast track” the entire deportation process.
The new plan also increases federal authority, enabling them to more “aggressively” detain illegal immigrants already in the country and those caught at the border.
According to Fox News, Sec. Kelly has asked for 10,000 new officers, as well as another 5,000 new agents, for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (ICE).
Kelly said in a memo: “The surge of immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States,” and added that the building of President Trump’s wall is “necessary.”
Kelly wrote, “Criminal aliens have demonstrated their disregard for the rule of law and pose a threat to persons residing in the United States. As such criminal aliens are a priority for removal.”
To add to the increased manpower already being sought by Kelly, his memo states he would also look to a law already on the books, known as 287(g) of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act. The law would allow the DHS to use local law enforcement to assist in the apprehension of illegals by deputizing them as “functioning federal agents.”
We can almost be certain Tuesday’s bold actions regarding immigration will cause an uproar of epic proportions as Democrats are already weighing in.
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) said, “Regardless of the White House’s response, this document is an absolutely accurate description of the disturbing mindset that pervades the Trump administration when it comes to our nation’s immigrants.”
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