Trump Administration Culls Amnesty-Minded Programs

The White House continues to trim or dump polices that benefit illegals.

One program that's ending: permits for Central American minors to live and work here if they aren’t able to claim refugee status. The initiative is being curbed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Also, the Trump administration is urging immigration judges to grant fewer continuances. It’s a move designed to speed up decisions on pending immigration cases.

The backlog is now 600,000 pending cases -- a 23 percent increase since 2006.

Both examples of the administration’s get-tough moves are applauded by Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies. Vaughan tells Newsradio 740 KTRH she agrees with the ongoing rollback of amnesty-themed policies left over from the Obama administration.

Also, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing his campaign against sanctuary cities. Speaking in Miami, Sessions said there is a growing trend of violent crime in sanctuary cities.

Sessions praised Miami for backing away from sanctuary city policies but said Chicago is not following suit.  Sessions argued that Chicago's sanctuary city policies are contributing to the city's soaring violent crime rate. 

Chicago is suing the Justice Department over Trump administration efforts to limit federal dollars to cities with sanctuary policies.  Sanctuary cities limit cooperation with federal immigration officials.  Sessions said sanctuary cities have become havens for illegal immigrant criminals.

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