Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has made it clear that he plans on rigorously enforcing immigration laws from over 50 years ago!
By rolling our immigration policy all the way back to the Hart–Celler Act, America might as well stop all immigration.
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez says the policies described in Kelly’s memo are “xenophobic.” Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a “mass deportation plan … to round up and quickly deport anyone who is undocumented.” He said Democrats would oppose it and “continue fighting for what is right.”
CNN says the memos “expand the federal government’s ability to empower state and local law enforcement agencies to perform the functions of immigration officers.”
The DHS plan would let the government deport illegals to Mexico, even if they originated from another country, that they could be deported for something as mundane as a traffic ticket, and that the rule, as The New York Times put it, “strip such immigrants of privacy protections.”