DHS Hiring 10,000 ICE Agents As 950,000 Illegals With Deportation Orders Remain in U.S.
DHS Authorizes Hiring More ICE Agents For Enforcement And Removal
The Department of Homeland Security has authorized the hiring of 10,000 additional ICE agents to help with enforcement and removal of illegal aliens according to a report from Breitbart.
The move to hire additional ICE agents was announced in a memo from Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly.
Secretary Kelly ordered the director of ICE to immediately begin the process of hiring 10,000 to effectively enforce the immigration laws in the interior regions of the U.S., according to a DHS memo obtained by Breitbart Texas. In addition, Kelly authorized the agency to hire additional operational and mission support staff, along with legal staff.
Kelly said the memo implements the Executive Order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” issued by President Trump on January 25.
The announcement to hire 10,000 additional ICE agents comes as a report was released by the Washington Examiner on Monday showing that nearly 950,000 illegals remain inside the U.S. with deportation orders.
From The Washington Examiner:
The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016.
Responses to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, provided by Thomas D. Homan, currently the acting ICE director, revealed the struggle the agency faces as it moves to deport illegals, many with criminal records and slapped with “final orders of removal” after exhausting their court appeals.
He said that ICE has custody of just 11,006, or 1 percent, of the 950,062 ordered deported.
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