President Donald Trump’s administration has unleashed a new bold immigration plan that will begin targeting high-profile illegal immigrants, thereby ending the unwritten “agreement” former President Barack Obama made with many criminals.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have detained two prominent illegal immigrant activists who galvanize large rallies in support of those in the country illegally.
The two arrested men have openly boasted about have a de facto immunity from deportation thanks to an Obama-era directive that protected “high-profile immigrants’ rights activists.”
But the Trump administration has made it clear they will enforce the rule of law, and all illegal immigrants — especially criminals — will be targeted by ICE and other government agencies for deportation.
The two men are top leaders in the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a network of left-wing activists who work to prevent the federal government from arresting and deporting illegal immigrants in the U.S.
One of the leaders, Jean Montrevil, is a Haitian national who has lived in the U.S. since 1986 despite serving a lengthy prison sentence for drug possession, which would have led to his deportation had he not be protected by the Obama administration.
Under new orders from Trump to ramp up deportations, ICE deported Montrevil back Haiti on Tuesday.
A few weeks prior to that, ICE arrested the other leader, Ravidath Ragbir, who came to the U.S. in 1991. He was ordered to be deported in 2006 after he was convicted of wire fraud and served two-and-a-half years in prison.
Trump’s tough rhetoric and commitment to protecting our southern border has played an unprecedented role in removing illegal immigrants.
Rather than adhere to Obama’s lax immigration policies that hampered ICE agents from doing their jobs, Trump has given federal authorities even more power to arrest and deport illegal immigrants.
While Obama protected them, Trump is honoring his commitment to have illegal immigrants — including top activists — deported back to their countries.
Source: The Western Journal