Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that he will continue advocating for policies that speed up the deportation process for illegal immigrants being held in federal facilities.
Housing illegal immigrants in federal facilities is a drain on the American taxpayers and the deportation process needs to be sped up.
Sessions said he will expand the Institutional Hearing Program, which identifies illegal immigrants who are inmates in federal correctional facilities, and speed up the deportation process for them.
Fox News reports:
The expansion of the program will expand the number of active facilities with the program to a total of 14 federal prisons and six contract facilities.
As part of the expansion, each of the facilities will have their video teleconference abilities increased, and have a new uniform intake policy by April 6.
The Justice Department believes these improvements will speed the process of deporting incarcerated illegal immigrants, and reduce costs to taxpayers.
This is an issue which the entire American government needs to prioritize more. The United States does not need to house and pay for illegal immigrants who are acting as a drain on our system, especially if they are violent criminals. Any illegal immigrants that are honest and faithful to the U.S. should follow the proper legal channels to get back in.