Donald Trump is about to make this one move that will send illegal aliens packing
Donald Trump campaigned on securing the border and cracking down on illegal immigration.
Stopping the illegal alien invasion along the southern border became the defining issue of the Trump Presidency.
And Donald Trump is about to make this one move that will send illegal aliens packing.
Loopholes in asylum laws are the biggest drivers of illegal immigration.
One of the biggest magnets is the 1997 Flores Settlement which states that illegal aliens that show up at the border with children can only be detained for 20 days.
Illegal aliens know if they have a kid with them they can be held three weeks – which is never enough time to process their asylum claims – and then be released into the country and given a work permit.
The Trump administration is about to announce a rule change on Wednesday to end the Flores settlement and restore sanity to the asylum system.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Trump administration is seeking to terminate the Flores settlement, an immigration-related court order that prevents most migrant family units from being held in detention centers for more than 20 days, the Daily Caller has learned.
Eliminating the Flores settlement would allow the U.S. government to hold migrant children and their families indefinitely while they await court proceedings. The 1997 Flores v. Reno decision by the Supreme Court laid out specific conditions under which unaccompanied migrant children could be held in detention, and was later expanded to place time restrictions on the detention of migrant children accompanied by family members
The new rule is expected to be rolled out during a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press conference on Wednesday morning.
“The Administration is closing one of the legal loopholes that has allowed human traffickers and smugglers to exploit our vulnerabilities at the southern border,” a senior administration official told the Daily Caller. “President Trump has made it clear that he’s going to secure America’s border at all cost and this rule plays a vital role in the strategy to restore the integrity to our immigration system and our national security.”
Open borders activists will surely sue.
And given that they can handpick the Obama judge they file suit in front of, they will likely win at the District Court level.
But previous court cases have shown that, if the administration appeals and gets their case in front of the Circuit Court or even the Supreme Court, that the administration has a strong chance of prevailing.