During his successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised that he would crack down on illegal immigration like no president had before. On Thursday, he followed through on this pledge once again when his Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a plan to speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants housed in federal correctional facilities.
Fox News reported that Sessions said the Department of Justice will expand the Institutional Hearing Program. This program identifies removable illegal immigrants who are inmates in federal correctional facilities, provides in-person and video teleconference immigration removal proceedings, and removes them once their sentences have been completed.
This is done instead of releasing the illegal aliens into the community or sending them to an ICE detention center as a way of speeding up the process. The expansion will bring the program to a total of 14 federal prisons and six contract facilities.
“We owe it to the American people to ensure that illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes and are serving time in our federal prisons are expeditiously removed from our country as the law requires,” said Sessions said in a statement. “This expansion and modernization of the Institutional Hearing Program gives us the tools to continue making Americans safe again in their communities.”
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