Sheriffs have become some of the Trump administration’s most enthusiastic allies in an aggressive immigrant-deportation policy, accounting for 70 percent of arrests last year by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Also on a growth curve: opposition to sheriffs’ involvement.
Border Patrol officials have not officially released “recidivism” figures, but two Homeland Security officials told the Washington Post that more than 30 percent of people arrested at the border had made multiple attempts, an apparent byproduct of the pandemic-driven decision to expel migrants immediately without detaining or prosecuting them.
The latest act by the White House to restrict the influx of undocumented immigrants will complicate and disrupt efforts by American companies looking for skilled workers seeking to become citizens, says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled that her original Monday, July 27 deadline to release children in ICE facilities is currently moot. Now, parents have to make a difficult decision about whether to hold onto their children in ICE facilities infested by COVID-19 or release them to sponsors.