Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly indicated that he would keep protecting 780,000 “Dreamers” from deportation and hoped Congress would grant them permanent status.
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against President Trump’s March 6 executive order banning travelers from six countries with heavy terrorist activity.
A report issued by the GAO said the immigration courts’ backlog has more than doubled and the number of pending cases is 437,000, with some scheduled in February 2022.
President Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration have proven somewhat successful, and a new report by the Associated Press reveals that fewer illegal immigrants are applying for food stamps for fear they may be deported if their immigration status becomes known.
President Trump urged DOJ to “seek an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court” while pursuing a “much tougher version in the meantime.”
Starting with Texas, at least 33 states have introduced immigration enforcement bills since Donald Trump assumed the presidency in January.
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.