Friday, November 25, 2016

Trump may empower local police to round up immigrants

USA Today reports:
Deputizing local police officers from around the country to enforce the nation's immigration laws is one plan being proposed to President-elect Donald Trump to fulfill his pledge to crack down on undocumented immigrants.

The idea was on a sheet of proposals for the Department of Homeland Security that was photographed when a member of Trump's immigration transition team met with him Sunday. The list of proposals carried by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach also addressed Trump's campaign pledge to cut off the program that accepts Syrian refugees and to enhance screening of people from countries with ties to terrorism.

Kobach, who has helped several states draft laws that crack down on illegal immigration, did not respond to requests for comments about the proposals.

The so-called 287(g) program on the list allows the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to train local police officers and sheriffs deputies to locate and catch undocumented immigrants living in their communities.
The struggle against the illegals.