ABC News reports that President Donald Trump ordered the revival of an old program that allows local police officers to enforce immigration laws.
So basically, this program allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “deputize” local police officers to help in enforcing federal immigration laws. These “check-ups” include checking the immigration status of an individual and whether or not they are connected to any crime.
Back in the day, this program had more than 60 police departments and sheriff’s offices, but under the Obama administration, the program was limited significantly.
Perhaps the most-well known participant of this program was Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
In addition, Washington Post also reported that President Trump also revived the Secure Communities program. This program was started and ended by President Barack Obama.
What this program did was checking the fingerprints of everyone taken into custody by law enforcement across the U.S. against a federal database of immigration records. This allowed a quick identification of the individuals who needed to be deported out of America.
What a great program from President Trump. This program will serve as a counter to those uncooperative jurisdictions across the nation that aim to “shelter” the illegal immigrants who violated federal laws.