As the immigration issue heats up again with the migrant horde in Mexico, President Trump took advantage of the occasion finally to end the Bush administration’s notorious ‘Catch and Release’ program.
Under ‘Catch and Release’, non-violent illegal aliens were summarily allowed to go free under the auspices of humanitarian concerns.
But the program was massively expanded under President Obama — because of course it was — to justify releasing virtually everyone, and it served as a precursor to sanctuary city amnesty.
And now we’re paying the price for it economically and in loss of local safety.
This will likely be litigated in federal court and will be an issue in November. Get ready.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Donald Trump signed a memo on Friday ordering the end to the Bush-era program that allowed illegals caught at the border to be released from detention pending the outcome of their legal proceedings.
“Catch and release” began during the administration of George W. Bush and was greatly expanded during the Obama years.
The memo signed by Trump orders the Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with other agencies, to submit a report to the president within 45 days “detailing all measures that their respective departments have pursued or are pursuing to expeditiously end ‘catch and release’ practices.”
The report instructs departments to share information on any contracts to construct or operate detention facilities along the border as well as steps taken to assign asylum officers at detention facilities, among other measures.
As part of the order, Trump is requesting “a detailed list of all existing facilities, including military facilities, that could be used, modified, or repurposed to detain aliens for violations of immigration law at or near the borders of the United States.”