The Department of Homeland Security is rolling out its border security plan under Trump today.
Memos signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly include ending releasing people caught at the borders pending deportation hearings, hiring thousands more federal agents, sending more officers and judges to deal with asylum claims, enlisting help from local police, and speeding up removal proceedings for people who are in the country illegally.
The memos also recommend authorities prosecute parents who pay smugglers to bring their kids into the U.S..
Secretary Kelly wrote:
"The surge of illegal immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States."
The agents keeping the border safe have had their hands tied for too long. They need to be allowed to do their job! Maybe these polices will help them do that.
Just like here in California, our officers hands are tied because of reckless policies and ideologies.
They're supposed to enforce the law. Let them!