DHS Outlines Crackdown on Illegal Immigration

Posted February 22, 2017

A pair of memos signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly establishes a number of stricter measures and instructs all agents, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to locate, apprehend, and deport all undocumented immigrants with few exceptions. That could include people arrested for shoplifting or minor traffic offenses.

[DHS] officials also made clear that the department meant to aggressively follow Mr. Trump's promise that immigration laws be enforced to the maximum extent possible, marking a significant departure from the procedures in place under President Barack Obama.

In his memos, Kelly said that those caught at the border are to be swiftly sent back and he freed agents to go after a broader group of illegal immigrants for deportation from within the interior of the United States. The order insists that undocumented immigrants are to be returned "to the territory from which they arrived", meaning Central American immigrants crossing the border would actually be returned to Mexico until their court cases could be heard. "We will treat everyone humanely and with dignity, but we're going to execute the laws of the United States". That provision is nearly certain to face opposition from civil libertarians and officials in Mexico.

"A wall along the southern border is necessary to deter and prevent the illegal entry of aliens and is a critical component of the President's overall border security strategy", one memo states.

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Otherwise, agents could expedite their removal with no court proceeding. And the guidelines allow for increased enlistment of local law enforcement agencies in acting as immigration officers - an effort which many big-city mayors have sought to prevent by proclaiming their statuses as "sanctuary cities".

The Department of Homeland Security did not deny any information contained in the draft memos but did not provide further detail.

The memos are said to have already been approved by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and will be reviewed by the White House before the President signs any new executive orders.

Trump campaigned on promises to crack down on the approximately 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally, as well as building a wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent future arrivals.

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"We're likely to see raids and the types of round-ups that you did not see during the last eight years of the Obama administration, and that's what's worrisome for many people", says former Homeland Security official Marco Lopez.

DHS directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hire 10,000 additional people to get the job done, according to the memo.

According to the same source, under the changes about to be imposed, if someone cannot prove they have lived in the U.S. for two continuous years, they could be eligible for "expedited removal".

The memo significantly broadens border patrol and ICE's ability to deport detained individuals immediately. Customs and Border Protection also can deputize officers, with a focus on the four border states: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

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