Donald Trump has made it clear that one of his first promises as president is to deport illegal immigrants and focus on making our borders more secure. Now, it’s clear that he is wasting no time to put that plan into action.
According to reports from USA Today, Trump has put forward a plan to deputize local police officers from around the country to enforce existing immigration laws. A list of proposals from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach also addressed Trump’s pledge to cut off the program that accepts Syrian refugees and enhanced screening of people from hostile countries with ties to terrorism.
The 287(g) program on the list allows the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement agency to train local police officers to locate and catch undocumented immigrants living illegally in their communities.
The program was first introduced by Congress in 1996 and was used by President George W. Bush. Fourteen years after its implementation, local officers in 24 states were trained and empowered by ICE to respond to crime scenes, make traffic stops and check local jails to check immigration status.
The program was essentially phased out by President Obama.
What do you think? Does this country need a leader like Donald Trump, who isn’t afraid to take action?
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