Immigration, Politics

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Plans to Gut ICE Immigration Enforcement

DHS Secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has introduced a plan to “reorganize” ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations to the point where it will no longer be about enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, the Washington Times reported.

The Cuba-born Mayorkas floated this plan to essentially “abolish ICE” last week during a telephone conference call with agency personnel in Texas, according to the Times’ sources, who claimed Mayorkas proposed “taking members of the country’s 4,000-strong deportation force off the streets and converting them into criminal investigators.”

ICE announced on Monday that it is “implementing interim operating guidance that will temporarily govern its civil immigration enforcement and removal operations, until Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issues new enforcement guidelines for the Department.” Mayorkas is reportedly expected “to issue new enforcement guidelines in less than 90 days, after consultation with Department personnel and external stakeholders.” Read more…

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