Secretary Kelly Is Making Massive Changes to Who Gets Deported


The Department of Homeland Security under Secretary John Kelly has greatly expanded the number of illegal aliens who will become priorities for deportation, the AP reported.

Any illegal alien who has been charged or convicted of any crime — even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority according to a pair of memos released Tuesday.

It could include people arrested for petty theft and minor traffic offenses.

As an aside, if they are here illegally, they shouldn’t be here at all.

The AP calls it a sweeping rewrite and while it is a rewrite of Obama’s open borders policies, it’s actually a return to the rule of law already legislated and in place.

Obama’s guidance was similar to what we see in sanctuary cities. Only those committing the most serious crimes or those posing threats to national security were deported. Some recent border crossers were also deported though Catch and Release, now disbanded, allowed tens of thousands into the country.

The AP reported that Kelly’s memo also describes plans to enforce a long-standing but obscure provision of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act that allows the government to send some people caught illegally crossing the Mexican border back to Mexico, regardless of where they are from.

One of the memos says that foreigners sent back to Mexico would wait for their U.S. deportation proceedings to be complete. This would be used for people who aren’t considered a threat to cross the border illegally again, the memo said.

It will meet with virulent opposition from the left and from Mexico but if Mexico lets them cross, perhaps they need to be held responsible. Mexico has a policy with Central America and Cuba to give the illegals temporary passes to cross from Mexico to the United States.

Trying to return foreign nationals to their home countries takes years because of the court cases.  This is meant to circumvent it.

DACA is not affected unless the youth is a criminal. That is yet to be determined.

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