Sunday, January 29, 2017

Trump's message for Border Patrol agents was simple: Enforce every law in the books to stop illegal immigration.

Trump Tells DHS To 'Enforce The Laws'
January 25, 2017 | by Lauren Briggs

Before creating new immigration laws, President Donald Trump told the Department of Homeland Security it must first enforce the rules that already exist.

"One of the most important missions of DHS is its law enforcement mission," Trump instructed the government agency on Jan. 25, according to the Washington Examiner. "This is a law enforcement agency. But for too long, your officers and agents haven't been allowed to properly do their jobs."

Republicans have complained for years that former President Barack Obama's administration instructed DHS to selectively enforce immigration laws, which Trump said may have cost "thousands of lives" and a multitude of jobs.

"That's all about to change, and I'm very happy about it and you're very happy about it," Trump continued in his speech to DHS. "From here on out, I'm asking all of you to enforce the laws of the United States of America. They will be enforced and enforced strongly."

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