New Homeland Security chief: Presence of agents sows fear, urges cities to cooperate

December 14, 2017

12132017_sanctuary-cities-texas-28201_c0-352-5472-3542_s885x516Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said this week that federal immigration officers can strike fear in local immigrant communities, in what her own officers and agents said was an early misstep for the new department chief.

Making her first visit to the southwestern border since being confirmed to the job last week, Ms. Nielsen began to lay out her own priorities on immigration, praising Texas for a new law punishing sanctuary cities and urging other states to follow Texas’ lead.

On Wednesday, at a section of existing border fence in Hidalgo, Texas, the secretary warned of another surge of illegal crossers, boosted President Trump’s plans for a border wall and called for all illegal immigrants with criminal records to be held in custody while they await deportation, rather than being released into communities.

Adopting a strict enforcement posture, she also called for an end to the diversity visa lottery and limits to chain migration, said the asylum system is being abused by undeserving illegal immigrants, demanded states and localities drop their sanctuary policies, and asked Congress to officially sanction immigration detainers so local jurisdictions would have to hold illegal immigrants for pickup.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Humble Servant says:

    It is funny that telling it they way it should have been, according to our laws, is now politically incorrect. No wonder why we are in such disarray in 2017. If we cannot properly take care of this country it will be turned over to the crazies and run by the nut cases. Kinda looks like we are there already doen’t it??

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