President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement plan

By George Miller

President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement policy entitled (read actual document here) Immigration Principles and Policies, was released Sunday night.  It’s a fairly hard line approach to enforcing existing laws and adding more. These points have been linked to any deal on DACA, which seems to be on the table.

The main sections of the document are:

  • The wall
  • Unaccompanied alien children
  • Asylum reform
  • Swift border returns
  • Inadmissible aliens
  • Discourage illegal re-entry
  • Facilitate the Removal of Illegal Aliens from Partner Nations
  • Expedited Removal
  • Sanctuary Cities
  • Immigration Authority for States and Localities
  • Visa Overstays
  • Necessary resources
  • Detention Authority
  • Legal workforce
  • Deportable alinens
  • Gang members
  • Visa Security Improvements
  • Merit-based immigration

While much of the document calls for better enforcement of existing laws and administrative/executive actions, it also highlights what they say are needed improvements in some laws, including removing loopholes, or providing additional funding/manpower/equipment.

It is unknown how cooperative Congress will be on this plan, but Democrats will likely only cooperate if they get something in return. Some Republicans are not enthusiastic about certain aspects of it.

Sanctuary Cities

California’s passage and signing of the SB54 sanctuary bill has only hardened the administration’s approach. The Sanctuary City section may be of particular interest to the State of California, since it has just declared an entire sanctuary state. So we reproduce that section here in its entirety:

2. INTERIOR ENFORCEMENT
A. Sanctuary Cities. Hundreds of sanctuary jurisdictions release dangerous criminals and
empower violent cartels like MS-13 by refusing to turn over incarcerated criminal aliens to
Federal authorities. Therefore, the Administration proposes blocking sanctuary cities from
receiving certain grants or cooperative agreements administered or awarded by the
Departments of Justice and Homeland Security
i. Restrict such grants from being issued to:
a. Any state or local jurisdiction that fails to cooperate with any United States
government entity regarding enforcement of federal immigration laws;
b. Any entity that provides services or benefits to aliens not entitled to receive
them under existing Federal law; and
c. Any state or local jurisdiction that provides more favorable plea agreements or
sentencing for alien criminal defendants for the purpose of immigration
consequences of convictions.
ii. Clarify ICE’s detainer authority, and States’ and localities’ ability to honor that
authority, so that States will continue to detain an individual pursuant to civil
immigration law for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody.
iii. Provide indemnification for State and local governments to protect them from civil
liability based solely on compliance with immigration detainers and transportation of
alien detainees.
iv. Require State and local jurisdictions to provide all information requested by ICE
relating to aliens in their custody and the circumstances surrounding their detention.
v. Clarify the definition of a criminal conviction for immigration purposes, to prevent
jurisdictions from vacating or modifying criminal convictions to protect illegal
immigrants, and roll back erosion of the criminal grounds of removal by courts under
the “categorical approach.”

 

More info:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/8/trump-send-70-point-immigration-enforcement-list-c/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kellyanne-conway-details-whs-70-122322742.html

Trump’s New 70-Point Immigration Plan Is Bad News For DACA, Sanctuary Cities And Violent Gang Members

1-25-17 Executive Order: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/25/presidential-executive-order-enhancing-public-safety-interior-united


George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of CitizensJournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.


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2 Responses to President Trump’s new 70 point immigration enforcement plan

  1. Bruce Boyer October 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    The Dems will NOt budge or even discuss, so Trump can hammer them and they can tell all the DACA supporters to blame Trump who will say he offered, but the Dems left ’em hanging!

    Reply
  2. William Hicks October 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

    WHAT NANCY?

    You don’t even want to talk? I guess that’s democrat for finding middle ground.

    Reply

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