Senator Ron Johnson stated that during the Obama years, at least 16 MS-13 gang members were transferred out of federal custody into insecure community placement centers.
Since President Trump signed his executive orders on immigration enforcement, ICE agents have arrested more than 41,000 illegal aliens — up 37.6 percent over last year.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments related to the administration’s appeal of an order blocking Trump’s ban on travel from areas where terrorism prevails.
During the first three full months of Trump’s administration, 42,000 illegal border crossers were taken into custody, compared to nearly 133,000 apprehensions during the same period a year ago.
On May 7 Texas governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill banning sanctuary cities and providing civil penalties for entities that are in violation of the law.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will pursue litigation against a judge’s ruling blocking the executive order to defund sanctuary cities.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick of a district court in California blocked the Trump administration’s Executive Order 13768 to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.
On April 12, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he has obtained his first conviction of non-U.S. citizen who illegally voted in a Kansas election.
The Lansing, Michigan, City Council voted 5-2 on April 12 to rescind its earlier decision to declare itself a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens.
Words spoken and actions taken have already staunched the flow of illegals. Whether the declines are permanent or just temporary remains to be seen.