ICE Agents Officially Ordered To Begin Arresting and Deporting More Illegals

ICE agents have officially been given the green light to begin making more arrests and deportations of illegals according to a report released by The Washington Times on Tuesday.

From The Washington Times:

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly officially ordered federal agents this week to begin arresting and deporting more illegal immigrants, releasing them from the handcuffs the Obama administration had imposed, and making headway on one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises…

…Those caught at the border are to be swiftly shipped back, Mr. Kelly said, and he freed agents to target a broader universe of illegal immigrants for deportation from within the interior of the U.S. The secretary said agents are still to give priority to those with criminal rap sheets, but are free to use discretion — taken away from them in the Obama years — to detain anyone they believe to be in the country illegally.

This comes just a day after news broke that the Department of Homeland Security authorized the hiring of 10,000 additional ICE agents to help with enforcement and removal of illegal aliens according to a report from Breitbart.

The move to hire additional ICE agents was announced in a memo from Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly.

According to The Washington Times article an additional 5,000 Border Patrol agents are to be hired as well as 500 more officers for Air and Marine operations.

From The Washington Times:

Secretary Kelly also said local police who want to help enforce immigration laws will be welcomed, rather than rebuffed, as they were under the Obama administration.

The announcement to hire thousands of additional ICE and Border Patrol agents comes as a report was released by the Washington Examiner on Monday showing that nearly 950,000 illegals remain inside the U.S. with deportation orders.

From The Washington Examiner:

The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016.

Responses to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, provided by Thomas D. Homan, currently the acting ICE director, revealed the struggle the agency faces as it moves to deport illegals, many with criminal records and slapped with “final orders of removal” after exhausting their court appeals.

He said that ICE has custody of just 11,006, or 1 percent, of the 950,062 ordered deported.

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