Donald Trump’s Administration continues to make positive moves on immigration. Think Progress reports on the latest white pill:
The Trump administration will engage in “preventive enforcement” to detain and deport Central American immigrants suspected of gang involvement, a senior White House administration official told reporters Thursday evening. The press call took place ahead of a presidential visit to New York to discuss ways to combat the well-organized and major street gang MS-13, which has extensive networks in El Salvador and the United States.
…An internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency memo as seen by Reuters last week indicated that immigration agents should, in part, target immigrant teens aged 16 and 17 years old who came into the country without guardians and are suspected gang members for deportation proceedings. As such, agents have been conducting nationwide raids this week on minors who have been arrested for suspected gang activity. Under the previous Obama administration, minors could be deported if they had been convicted of crimes.
…The senior administration official also said on the call that the Trump administration would look to Congress to pass legislation to fund the hiring of 10,000 more ICE agents for the enforcement and removal of immigrants; hire more immigration judges on the border; close a “loophole on catch-and-release,” a practice which ended in 2006to release immigrants into the United States while they awaited their court hearings; and force localities and states to cooperate with federal immigration agents to detain immigrants for deportation proceedings.
Despite the media’s open war on the White House, the economy is growing, young immigrants are being deported, the DOJ is cracking down on sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants are now widely fearful of being deported. And it looks like Obama’s DACA program which shields at least 800,000 illegal immigrants from being deported will probably be struck down in a court challenge.