ENFORCING OUR LAWS AND SECURING OUR BORDERS: From the first day of his Administration, President Trump has worked to uphold the rule of law and secure our borders.
President Trump released an immigration framework that would fix our broken immigration system through merit-based reform and provide the resources needed to secure our border.
This includes closing the legal loopholes that enable illegal immigration, ending chain migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.
President Trump secured funding to begin building the wall and construction has already begun in areas along the southern border.
President Trump deployed the military to assist in securing the southern border.
President Trump and his Administration took action to require aliens seeking asylum to go to a port of entry to make their claim.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended 17,256 criminals and 1,019 gang members in FY 2018.
ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 158,581 aliens in FY 2018, an 11 percent increase from FY 2017.
90 percent of those arrested had criminal convictions, pending charges, or had been issued final orders of removal.
ICE ERO increased removals by 13 percent in FY 2018 to 256,086, the majority of whom were convicted criminals.
Removals of convicted criminal aliens increased by 14 percent from FY 2017.
Nearly 6,000 known or suspected gang members were removed in FY 2018, a 9 percent increase from FY 2017.
The Department of Justice prosecuted a record number of criminal immigration offenses in FY 2018, and increased the number of prosecutions for illegal entry by 84 percent over FY 2017.
Immigration courts are now completing more cases than at any point since 2011
President Trump kept his promise by launching the office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) within the Department of Homeland Security.
The Administration has more than doubled the number of jurisdictions participating in the 287(g) program, which enables State and local law enforcement to aid immigration enforcement.
President Trump has made our country safer by ordering the enhanced vetting of individuals entering from countries that do not meet our security standards.
These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court ruling.