The White House confirmed that they will be utilizing a plan proposed by the Department of Homeland Security that calls for hiring thousands of ICE officers in order to rapidly increase deportation of illegals. Once President Trump gives the green light, authorities will have the power to aggressively track down and deport any and all illegal immigrants. John Kelly, the DHS’ new secretary, is backing the plan with full support.
Fox News adds, “Kelly called for 10,000 additional ICE officers and agents and 5,000 new hires at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
“The surge of immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States,” wrote Kelly, citing 10,000 to 15,000 more apprehensions along that border between 2015 and 2016.
He also wrote that building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border, as Trump has called for, “necessary.””