DHS Reports “About 60,000” Illegals Have Been Sent Back Under Remain in Mexico Program

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Acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ken Cuccinelli, recently praised President Trump and his administration’s efforts to combat our growing border issues, while keeping American interests at the forefront. The DHS secretary boasted the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program, which reportedly sent “about 60,000” migrant asylum seekers back across the border to await their official hearing.
 
The DHS secretary joined the cast of “Fox and Friends” on Sunday, reporting on the Trump administration’s efforts to combat U.S. illegal immigration problems at the Southern border. During Cuccinelli’s appearance, he touched on the overall effectiveness of Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program, while including the president’s most recent order to relocate National Park rangers to active Southern border areas to help Border Patrol agents secure higher traffic areas. Via The Daily Caller.

“Well, first of all, the Department of Interior owns an enormous portion of the border. I want to say as high as 40% of the border is in Department of Interior land, so there’s a logic to bringing Department of Interior law enforcement down to the border,” Cuccinelli said

“President Trump has been aggressive with every legal lever he can pull. Doesn’t mean we pull them all at the same time, but this is one more way to interdict these flows of illegal aliens.” The DHS secretary continued.



Ken Cuccinelli reported that the assisting National Park rangers will also have arrest power while on duty, allowing rangers to “fully assist” Border agents. This is another attempt by the Trump administration to tighten the flow of illegal aliens into America, and remain consistent in the fight against the escalating cartel presence. Via The Daily Caller.

The Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program was officially launched in January 2019, since then, DHS sectors have reported the agency has sent "about 60,000" illegals and asylum seekers back to Mexico.

“This is not just for people seeking asylum. It is also for people who’ve crossed the border illegally and they’re essentially on what we call a ‘detained docket.’  It means they are not going to be released until their case is heard, and so they’re waiting in Mexico as well,” Cuccinelli said.

“It’s been phenomenally successful, phenomenally helpful and really we need Mexico to maintain it and expand it,” the DHS secretary concluded.
 
Although the “Remain in Mexico” program has been successful so far, it’s not the only instrument President Trump has at his disposal to better organize and relocate migrant asylum seekers. Back in November, the Trump administration implemented the “asylum cooperation agreement with Guatemala,” requiring migrants who cross borders in Guatemala to first seek asylum in their home country before doing so with the United States. Through this agreement, migrants who refuse to follow the protocol are subjected to immediate deportation back to their home country. Via The Daily Caller.

President Trump and his administration are currently conducting similar asylum agreements with El Salvador and Honduras. Trump has continued his promise to enhance security measures, while eliminating longstanding loopholes within our immigration systems. President Trump is truly dedicated to keeping America first!


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