The budget would increase our nation’s already record levels of spending on immigration detention and enforcement and do nothing to genuinely solve the problems associated with our nation’s outdated immigration system.
The Trump administration’s Executive Order re-do has failed to convince judges that this policy is anything but blatant discrimination.
Racial profiling and pretextual arrests are just a few of the problems associated with the 287(g) program. Efforts to ramp up the program should be viewed with extreme caution and skepticism.
Any victim of crime deserves acknowledgement and sympathy, and crime is an issue that must be taken seriously. However, the emphasis on victims of immigrant crimes is problematic. It only serves to scapegoat and demonize immigrants even though the data clearly shows that immigrants, including unauthorized immigrants, are less likely than native-born Americans to commit crimes.
Here’s what you should know about the legal arguements behind the litigation filed against President Trump’s second attempt at a travel ban.