El Paso, Texas. Along the US border the endless parade of illegal immigrants into the USA continues, but now also the daily deportations of illegals from inside America. President Trump is on a mission to stop illegal immigration and bodily eject those caught inside fortress USA, otherwise known as the “Homeland.”
ICE or Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by 38% in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to US government data released recently.
Arrest and detentions by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency jumped to 41,318 between January 22 of this year and the end of April. That was up from 30,028 arrests in about the same period last year. The robust enforcement follows presidential orders widening the scope of who can be targeted for immigration violations and potential deportation back to their country of origin.
Fully two-thirds of those arrested this year had criminal convictions, said ICE. But more than half the increase in arrests was of immigrants who had committed no crime other than being in the US without permission, which liberal-democratic Clinton doctrine- snowflake supporters believe is unfair.
President Donald Trump has stepped up immigration enforcement to target such undocumented immigrants, as was his promise during campaign 2016, where he even announced intent to construct a huge wall to stop further illegal immigration on the US southern border.
Acting director of ICE Thomas Homan said to reporters that immigrants who pose a threat to national security or have criminal records are still a priority for his agency. But Homan added: “There is no category of aliens off the table.”
ICE will continue to target people who have been issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge, even if they have not committed another crime, he vowed. “Those that enter the country illegally, they do violate the law, that is a criminal act,” acting director of ICE Thomas Homan stated.
President Trump’s campaign 2016 pledge to build an expanded wall on the US-Mexico border is in limbo after Congress denied funding for it in a recent budget deal. But his tough strategy on border security appears to be having an impact on immigration enforcement.