BIG CHANGES COMING: Trump Administration Looking to Expand DOJ Immigration Court, Deport More Illegals, Cut Budgets, Eliminate Whole Government Bureaucracies?
From the Washington Post:
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.
A White House official said the memos were drafts and that they are under review by the White House Counsel’s Office, which is seeking some changes.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
From an Anonymous commenter:
A friend of mine who is a property leasing in Houston tells me this; downtown high rise building has the DOJ Immigration Court as one of their primary tenants…..they are now expanding their space in anticipation of more deportation proceedings……looking to at least double in size, ramping up for the new Trump directives……AND THEN THERE'S THIS:
PBS, NEA, AmeriCorps on the chopping block in Trump’s first budget
Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director.
Now that he is in place, his office is ready to move ahead with a list of nine programs to eliminate, an opening salvo in the Trump administration’s effort to reorder the government and increase spending on defense and infrastructure…
Other agencies on the budget office’s list of cuts include the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, which finances programs run by AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps. The memo also proposed reducing funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a nonprofit organization focused on urban development.AND THIS:
Trump’s former head of the EPA transition, Myron Ebell, told media outlets that the administration is looking to cut the agency’s staff by two-thirds, dropping from 15,000 to 5,000 employees.