Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive to immigration judges, telling them that they do not have the authority to suspend immigration proceedings indefinitely by what is called “administrative closure.”
Local officials from California who oppose their state’s “sanctuary state” law joined President Trump at “a California Sanctuary State Roundtable.”
With assistance from National Guard units, Border Patrol officers have apprehended an additional 1,600 people attempting to illegally cross the border since April 15.
Attorney General Sessions told would-be illegal border crossers: “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you.”
As members of the migrant caravan waited to be admitted for asylum processing, the DOJ issued complaints against 11 individuals accused of crossing the border illegally.
During oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii, conservative members of the Supreme Court seemed sympathetic to the Trump ban on the entry of aliens from certain nations.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said that the Trump administration will enforce our immigration laws — whether illegal border crossers are part of a “caravan” or not.
The city of Laguna Niguel, California, has voted unanimously to condemn SB 54, the state’s “sanctuary law,” saying it conflicts with federal law and the U.S. Constitution.
After an intense five-hour debate on Monday, Los Alamitos council members voted in favor of an ordinance that opposes the state’s sanctuary laws. The 4-1 vote marks the second time council members voted in favor of the ordinance, as city law requires the council to read the measure a second time before officially approving it.
President Trump can use existing law to prosecute organizers (and funders) of the Marxist “People’s Tribunals” being led by the Mexico caravan organizers and their “comrades” in the “open borders” and "sanctuary cities" networks who are already here.
On April 9 the governors of three southwestern states committed 1,600 National Guard members to help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border.