The Trump administration made a huge promise on Monday, one that has left many of President Donald Trump’s supporters ecstatic.
According to reports, the Trump administration is now promising massive federal grants to any law enforcement agency that enforces immigration laws.
The program will be rolled out through the Community Policing Development Program, which is run by the Department of Justice. This program encourages “community policing through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topics.”
Nearly $11 million will be available in grant form, while $900,00 will go to “one or more projects” that would “implement, advance, and document successful partnerships with Federal law enforcement to combat illegal immigration.”
“Federal law enforcement enforce our nation’s laws each and every day, including our immigration laws,” the guide states.
“State, county, and local law enforcement play a critical role in coordinating with federal law enforcement, particularly in ensuring that the illegal immigrants they encounter who are engaged in violent behavior are removed from the streets of this nation.
“The applicant will work with as many state, county, or local law enforcement agencies as possible that are successfully coordinating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through task forces, section 287(g) partnerships, information sharing, and responding to detainer requests. The purpose of this work is to provide assistance in implementing or advancing innovative programs, and documenting the experiences and success stories so that other agencies can learn from these efforts and replicate as appropriate.”
It’s about time. Our immigration system has been in shambles for years and it is about time that we fix it.
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