Immigration authorities are set to utilize new “expedited removal” powers to enhance deportation operations, in a bid to reverse the growing flow of illegal immigration from Central America.
Kevin McAleenan, the acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed the development in a statement. McAleenan determined the illegal immigration crisis “warrants this immediate implementation of DHS’s full statutory authority over expedited removal.”
ICE’s enhanced powers of deportation were previously limited to migrants caught within 100 miles of the nation’s borders. Now, any illegal who can’t prove he or she has resided in the United States for more than two years will be liable to deportation without a trial.
The use of new deportation powers comes as a welcome development to many immigration patriots fed up with the inflow of illegal immigrants into the United States, driving down American wages and presenting a considerable burden on American public services and infrastructure.
But it ultimately remains to be seen if the new powers prove effective in enabling ICE to actually accomplish anything considerable in enforcing immigration law. A recent national roundup that officials hoped would result in the arrests of more than 2,000 illegal immigrants only resulted in 35 arrests, a pitiful total in an era where illegal border crossings are swelling to amounts unheard of since the presidency of pro-migration globalist George W. Bush.
In an even more concerning development, it’s been revealed that McAleenan, the sitting Secretary of DHS, submitted a bizarre request to the White House seeking authorization to attend an upcoming “World Refugee Day” event at the US-Mexico border. The irony of the nation’s chief immigration law enforcement officer attending an event meant to commemorate and celebrate illegal immigration seemed to escape him, but the request was denied.
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