Homeland Security Unveils Memo To Deport Illegal Immigrants And Build Border Wall

A new memo released by the Department of Homeland Security outlines how the federal government will begin building the border wall and deporting all illegal immigrants that are apprehended by DHS.

Section ‘F. Border Wall Construction and Funding‘ of the memo outlines plans for building the wall:

    A wall along the southern border is necessary to deter and prevent the illegal entry of aliens and is a critical component of the President’s overall border security strategy. Congress has authorized the construction of physical barriers and roads at the border to prevent illegal immigration in several statutory provisions, including section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended, 8 U.S.C. § 1103 note…

    The Under Secretary for Management, in consultation with the Commissioner of CBP shall immediately identify and allocate all sources of available funding for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of a wall, including the attendant lighting, technology (including sensors), as well as patrol and access roads, and develop requirements for total ownership cost of this project, including preparing Congressional budget requests for the current fiscal year (e.g., supplemental budget requests) and subsequent fiscal years.

Section ‘G. Expanding Expedited Removal Pursuant to Section 235(b)(l)(A)(iii)(I) of the INA‘ of the memo relates to increasing deportations of all apprehended illegal aliens:

    It is in the national interest to detain and expeditiously remove from the United States aliens apprehended at the border, who have been ordered removed after consideration and denial of their claims for relief or protection. Pursuant to section 235(b)(l )(A)(i) of the INA, if an immigration officer determines that an arriving alien is inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)(6)(C) or section 212(a)(7) of the INA, the officer shall, consistent with all applicable laws, order the alien removed from the United States without further hearing or review, unless the alien is an unaccompanied alien child as defined in 6 U.S.C. § 279(g)(2), indicates an intention to apply for asylum or a fear of persecution or torture or a fear of return to his or her country, or claims to have a valid immigration status within the United States or to be a citizen or national of the United States…

    To ensure the prompt removal of aliens apprehended soon after crossing the border illegally, the Department will publish in the Federal Register a new Notice Designating Aliens Subject to Expedited Removal Under Section 235(b)(l)(a)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which may, to the extent I determine is appropriate, depart from the limitations set forth in the designation currently in force. I direct the Commissioner of CBP and the Director of ICE to conform the use of expedited removal procedures to the designations made in this notice upon its publication.

In addition to these changes the memos orders the hiring of an additional 10,000 ICE officers and 5,000 CBP officers. They ended the catch and release program Obama used to flood the country with illegal aliens and reinstate the 287(g) program which allows for local and state law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration law.

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