Illegal aliens got some bad news this week when Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly authorized the hiring of an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and enforcement officers.
Breitbart reported that this move signified that Donald Trump is following through with his campaign promise to increase enforcement and deport illegal immigrants out of the U.S.
Kelly ordered the DHS director to begin the process of hiring the 10,000 agents immediately. He also told the agency to hire additional operational and mission support staff, along with legal staff.
Kelly explained that the memo implements Trump’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” which he signed on January 25.
This comes after ICE agents rounded up and arrested over 600 illegal aliens this month in 11 states.
“Of those [680 aliens] arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges,” Kelly said in a statement.
The additional 10,000 agents will help the DHS to more efficiently carry out its mission of enforcing immigration laws in the interior of the country. SHARE this story if you support this!