President Trump Gets Things Started With His New Memorandum
Careless policies, such as ‘catch and release’ pose some real dangers to American citizens. Not to mention it’s an Obama-era policy that makes a joke out of America’s citizenship programs.
According to NY Times, President Trump issued a memorandum on Friday directing his administration to move quickly to bring an end to “catch and release,” the practice by which immigrants presenting themselves at the border without authorization are released from detention while waiting for their cases to be processed.
This memo doesn’t strengthen U.S. lax immigration policies by itself but it’s a step in the right direction. Coupled with State laws, Trump’s memo gives those States a fighting chance to direct their local governments into stabilizing their borders with stricter punishments for illegals.
As written by Rick Moran with American Thinker:
Donald Trump signed a memorandum ordering agencies to end the practice known as “catch and release.”
The Bush-era policy allowed for the release of border-crossers from detention who were without papers to await the determination of their status in court.
The memo signed by Trump orders the Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with other agencies, to submit a report to the president within 45 days “detailing all measures that their respective departments have pursued or are pursuing to expeditiously end ‘catch and release’ practices.”
The report instructs departments to share information on any contracts to construct or operate detention facilities along the border as well as steps taken to assign asylum officers at detention facilities, among other measures.
As part of the order, Trump is requesting “a detailed list of all existing facilities, including military facilities, that could be used, modified, or repurposed to detain aliens for violations of immigration law at or near the borders of the United States.”
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