As President-elect, Donald Trump is preparing the offices, a major showdown is looming between his administration and cities across the country on one of his trademark campaign themes: illegal immigration.
On the Southern border, the agents are on pace to almost 600 000 illegal immigrants, the highest number in eight years. The increase comes mainly from the Central American migrants, far exceeding those of Mexico.
“You don’t have to mobilize, because they know what will be tomorrow, but today, you know you can cross,” said Chris Cabrera, National Border Patrol Council.
Many illegal immigrants from Central America have, in fact, have been motivated to make the trek after word traveled under the Obama administration, that some request could asylum, calling for a “credible fear” of persecution should they return home.
But another driver is the realization that certain offer larger cities “sanctuary” protection from deportation. The same cities are now gearing up to fight their illegal residents ” names against the future President.
In Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced, to contribute to the creation of the L. A. Fund, a multi-million-dollar Fund for legal assistance to immigrants facing deportation.
“The reason it was important for us to act, we have a change in government next month,” he said. “We expect it could be, measures immediately.”
To fight In the announcement of the Fund, Garcetti vowed, for the “good and law-abiding immigrants in Los Angeles.” Asked if these are excluded with a criminal record, but he said no.
But such cities could deny to a big fight with the trump management, the following campaign vow, federal funds to sanctuary cities.
Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson says Federal law prohibits local and state law enforcement agencies from refusing to share immigration status information with Federal authorities. He believes that the law is to deny Trump the power to follow through, funds to the sanctuary cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
“The President of your money cuts can noon on 20. January 2017, if they do not change their sanctuary policies and criminal illegal aliens in their custody to be deported,” Culberson told Fox News.
Culberson, Chairman of the house appropriations sub-Committee for monitoring of the Department of Justice, adding that President Obama’s attorney general is only aware of the political, but logged out to bind suspected violations of the financial sanctions.
“I talk quietly, and attorney General, Loretta Lynch, for the implementation of this new policy, in this last July,” he said. “So it’s already done.”
The immigration Legal Resource Center not quite agree with the argument that certain the sanctuary policy is not against the Federal government.
This gap in the interpretation of a battle with a 100 or so cities to lose significant Federal funding should they refuse to cooperate, the Trump administration’s deportation efforts promised.
The traffic at the border, meanwhile, continued to rise.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that in the past month alone, agents arrested 7,406 unaccompanied children and 15,573 families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, a significant increase compared with the same month a year ago, when the Agency arrested 5,604 children and 6,471 families.
Under the current policy, for those with asylum, border protection agents will be needed to the immigrants for their day in court, the entitled, the you a work permit and a plane or bus ticket to relatives to stay until it’s time to see an immigration judge. The typical wait time is four to five years, according to government data, up to 80 percent never show up.
The Federal Agency that spend handles deportations, an average of $665 per youth to pay for the trip to relatives in the USA or back home, if you are deported, according to the calculations of the ” Immigration Reform Law Institute, a government watchdog group. The current taxpayer cost of about $5 million per month.
With monthly concerns on a five-year-high, edge-officials say they are slammed.
“We are not a deterrent, because they are looking after us, so we can stand there and [smugglers] still be sending them over,” said Texas-based agent, Marlene Castro. “There is already a group, and then maybe five minutes later, a different group, and then a half hour later you see another.”
William La Jeunesse FOX News Channel (FNC) entered into force in March 1998 and currently serves as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.