Sunday, June 2, 2019

President Trump Cracks Down on People Who Help Immigrants Illegally Enter the US

Arrests of those caught providing shelter to or helping illegal immigrants have sharply increased since the beginning of the Trump administration.
There were 4,532 suspects federally charged with harboring and bringing in immigrants in fiscal year 2018, according to a study by Syracuse University and reported by NPR. The numbers were an uptick from the 3,902 charged the previous year, and an over 30 percent jump from 2015.
Much of the rise followed then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ order in 2017 to prioritize enforcement of the harboring statute, which makes it a crime “in any manner whatsoever” to help bring a foreign national into the U.S. outside of a designated port of entry.
Sessions’ memorandum was followed by a number of other “zero tolerance” policies directed at illegal immigration.
“To those who wish to challenge the Trump Administration’s commitment to public safety, national security, and the rule of law, I warn you: Illegally entering this country will not be rewarded but will instead be met with the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice,” Sessions said in April 2018 when rolling out a new directive, calling on U.S. attorneys along the southern border to prosecute all migrants found crossing the border illegally.
That directive is increasingly applying to those found assisting illegals, as well.
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