Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly moved Tuesday to implement a host of immigration enforcement changes ordered by President Trump, directing agency heads to hire thousands more officers, end so-called “catch-and-release” policies and begin work on the president’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Protesters chanting in Spanish and English blocked an ICE van from leaving the ICE office on Phoenix Wednesday night in an effort to stop the deportation of an illegal alien, Guadalupe García de Rayos, who has been in the country for a reported 22 years since she was fourteen. García de Rayos is married and has given birth to two U.S. citizen children. She faces deportation for a 2009 felony conviction for criminal impersonation according to ICE.
In testimony provided before the California Senate’s Public Safety Committee, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) decided to admit that “half of his family” is residing in the United States illegally and with the possession of falsified Social Security Cards and green cards. Lest you think we’re exaggerating, here is the exact quote: