The number deportation cases in the city of Los Angeles has seen a 60 percent surge since President Donald Trump assumed office with the previous administration’s “administrative closure” rules are no longer being used, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Some of these deportation cases have been placed on hold during the Obama presidency or known as “administrative closure,” in which the individual would only need to make a scheduled visit with immigration officials.
This policy was applied in 2011 benefiting immigrants who had established significant ties to the U.S., including relatives who are U.S. citizens, have lived in the country for many years and do not present a national security or criminal threat.
But Trump’s tough immigration policy has led to a rise in reopened deportation cases.
Cases are now up by 60 percent in Los Angeles and more than 70 percent throughout the country.
Many state officials in California have already anticipated the shift in immigration enforcement as early as the beginning of 2017.
In January, Democrat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that he would not enforce Trump’s travel ban, and was supported by Police Chief William Scott and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy, according to Breitbart News.