Database on criminal illegal aliens will speed deportations
President Trump's team plans to use a database of crimes committed by people who entered the country illegally as a roster for facilitating deportations, according to the head of the Department of Homeland Security.I find it utterly amazing that some in the media oppose such a database. It is just common sense if you are going to enforce the rule of law and deal with high priority deportations.
John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who was one of Trump's first two cabinet nominees to receive Senate confirmation, told lawmakers that the office managing the database will report directly to him. In the early years of the administration, the staff will coordinate with the families of crime victims to keep them apprised of the perpetrator's case.
"And you can bet that my people will be standing there when he is paroled to take him into custody and send him back to wherever he came from," Kelly told a House Homeland Security subcommittee panel.
Trump cited individual examples of such crimes during the presidential campaign to punctuate the need for additional border security, although the federal government currently lacks data to to say how many take place annually.