John Kelly just proved President Trump to be an outstanding recruiter in chief.
Less than a month after taking over as Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly has already signed a major directive to fast-track the deporting of Illegals both at the border and inside the USA.
Liberals who believe in open borders and rewarding criminal trespassers with amnesty will clearly be distraught, but those who believe in the importance of law and order should be optimistic about the fast progress.
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.
In a pair of memos, Kelly offered more detail on plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests.
The new directives would supersede nearly all of those issued under previous administrations, Kelly said, including measures from President Barack Obama aimed at focusing deportations exclusively on hardened criminals and those with terrorist ties.
“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,” Kelly stated in the guidelines.
He cited a surge of 10,000 to 15,000 additional apprehensions per month at the southern U.S. border between 2015 and 2016.