Friday, September 20, 2019

Trump Administration Planning to ‘End Catch and Release at the Southwest Border’ Within Weeks

Tom Brenner/Reuters
President Donald Trump and a top immigration official said the administration is working on ending so-called “catch and release” at the southern border of the United States, with the goal of shutting it down by early October.
Mark Morgan, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told reporters late on Sept. 18 that the administration is “confident that in a couple of weeks we’re going to be able to end catch and release at the southwest border.”
He said it will be possible through a “network of initiatives and policies by this administration that’s really been supported by several different entities within” the Department of Homeland Security, including his agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
“There will be no more catch and release. Nobody coming into the country … And that’s without the Democrats,” Trump told reporters. 
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
“It would’ve been easier, we could’ve done it the other way, but because it won’t be done through legislation and what we’re doing from Mexico, we won’t have catch within two weeks, we’ll be free of catch and release, releasing people.”
Trump and Morgan were speaking to reporters on Air Force One, flying back to Washington after seeing a portion of the border wall that was recently built in California.
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