President Trump Ends Catch And Release: What You Need To Know

WHAT: President Trump directed his Administration to end “catch and release” and enhance immigration enforcement efforts.

On Friday, the President signed a Memorandum directing his Administration to promptly submit reports laying out what further steps are needed to strengthen immigration enforcement, secure our border, and end “catch and release,” the dangerous practice whereby aliens who have violated our Nation’s immigration laws are released into the United States shortly after their apprehension.

Within 45 days, the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice, and Health and Human Services will submit a report outlining past and ongoing efforts to end “catch and release.” Another report will be submitted within 75 days detailing what additional resources or authorities are needed to finally and fully achieve this goal.

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President Trump also directed his Administration to submit a report within 60 days laying out all measures currently being pursued to ensure removable aliens are returned to their home countries. This report will include diplomatic measures being pursued against countries that refuse to take back nationals who are being removed from the United States.

WHY: Catch and release has allowed an influx of illegal aliens to enter and remain in the United States and only encourages more and more illegal immigration.  

Legal loopholes continue to obstruct immigration enforcement efforts, leading to a significant number of illegal aliens being detained and subsequently released into the interior of the United States. For example, DHS can only detain accompanied minors who enter as part of a family unit for a maximum of 20 days based on a court’s interpretation of a consent decree from twenty years ago. Constraints on immigration enforcement also ensure that nearly all family units apprehended at the border are released. Current law entirely prohibits unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who are not from Canada or Mexico from being promptly returned to their home countries. As a result, more than 107,000 UAC have been released into the United States since fiscal year 2016. Finally, despite repeated requests to Congress for more funding, DHS lacks sufficient resources to ensure detention space to meet operational needs.

It is time to empower Federal authorities by providing them with the legal authority and resources they need to effectively enforce our Nation’s immigration laws. Otherwise, the influx of illegal aliens into the United States will only continue.

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William
William
2 years ago

Mr. Trump our President please put a stop to these illegal people entering the USA. Put more of the military on guard duty to stop the bulls**t and use deadly force if necessary.

Bird
2 years ago
Reply to  William

He’s trying…. no president in history has had to fight for every inch taken and will probably have to for his entire term as president! Trump haters, liberals, Democrats, judges, and RINOs will try to hinder him in ANY way they are able.

Donl Longo
Donl Longo
2 years ago
Reply to  William

100%

SAM
SAM
2 years ago
Reply to  William

We finally have a President that represents American , and its citizens .

B.G.
B.G.
2 years ago
Reply to  William

I agree, they approach our boarder the guard say’s “HALT” if they do not comply use whatever force is needed, up to and including firepower

Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson
2 years ago

“Catch and Release” should never have happened! You enter this country illegally then you are returned to the country from which you came.

Debra
Debra
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Robinson

Amen Tony and William

Sharon Pauls
Sharon Pauls
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Robinson

Absolutely.

Elly Dombroski
2 years ago

Hopefully by having our military at the border will stop this illegal influx. We need to protect our borders at all cost until that wall is built. Mexico doesn’t allow any influx of people trying to stay in their country and we should do the same. Mexico should also stop all these illegals from central America driving through their country to get to our borders.

colsteve
colsteve
2 years ago
Reply to  Elly Dombroski

Get even with Moonbeam. He will retire to a ranch near Williams, CA. Send all the homeless derelicts there so they can camp and crap all over his new home, just like they have done to ours. I trust that the police won’t show up because we can send the illegals there too. One big happy Brown-Rot family.

Sandra may
2 years ago

About time arrest that no good moonbean brown and sue the state when one of the illegals kills , kidnaps or otherwise injuries any legal or
American citizen. Yes and shoot illegals on sight. So tired of us having to pay for all the crime, hangs, drugs coming here

Red110306
Red110306
2 years ago
Reply to  Sandra may

My kind of response

Arthur
Arthur
2 years ago

I was stationed on the Border in Laredo and Del Rio in the 50’s and 60’s and we sent them back by the planeload every week. Why did the policy ever change. Bill the wall!

Mathew Mok
Mathew Mok
2 years ago

Many abandoned areas in military basses. They would make jim dandy detention centers. Make them get up at 4, run and do PT before chow and work their keesters off digging holes and then filling them back up….It was good enough for those of us that got drafted in the 60s and before and it should be good enough for them.

Ones in cold places would be the best. Ft Lewis has tons of abandoned barracks for one. Thule Air Force Base too. Let the word get out that that is where you will end up for 6 months or a year and not too many will risk it.

colsteve
colsteve
2 years ago
Reply to  Mathew Mok

I think the old McGregor Range at Fort Bliss, Texas would be a great spot too. Only 120 in the shade in July. It was good for me when I was 19, it shouldn’t be any different 50 plus years since.
Plenty of desert varmints to feed upon, lots of sand for a beach if there was a tide.

GEORGE JOHN OWENS
GEORGE JOHN OWENS
2 years ago

WE finally have a president that is strong leader. if these people get caught crossing our border .
They should be sent out in the desert digging holes. And if they come Back the Second Time They Would Be Very Old Person When They Went Back Home.

Pat Cross
Pat Cross
2 years ago

I like the idea of “catch and kill,” myself

FedUp
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Cross

LMAO!

SAM
SAM
2 years ago
Reply to  Pat Cross

Good point , wont have to catch that sucker again and it sure deter others from coming illegally .

Sally OBrien
Sally OBrien
2 years ago

Has anyone said anything about the deseases they are bringing in. Our children are at stake. Mexico will do nothing to stop illegals they profit from it . We take care of there poor, Mexico gets the jobs. Stop them from entering our country

texas hunter
texas hunter
2 years ago

50 well placed snipers on the American side of the border with orders to stop, by whatever means necessary, any person trying to cross our border, except at authorized ports of entry, would put a quick end to this flood of unwanted, by their country and ours, people. Move the snipers at random times to random places so no one knows where they are. Make the price too high to risk border jumping and it will stop and those who still try will be stopped, never to try again.

steve
2 years ago

We Can’t take the world. Fix your own!!!

Dee
Dee
2 years ago

Shut them down ! NO ONE ENTERS OUR BORDERS ILLEGALLY !! MAGA

Alan
Alan
2 years ago

President Trump: Thanks for your work on rescinding the “catch and release” fiasco. We don’t want illegals in our society. We are all with you as you fight the democrat fraud machine that shelters criminals, illegals, visa overstays, chain immigrants, refugees, and chain migrants.
Withhold all funding to sanctuary jurisdictions, and do everything possible to charge with federal violations the seditious politicians responsible for operating directly against our country.
Keep ICE going. We greatly admire them. And arm the activated National Guard so that they can do business against violent border jumpers when necessary.
America is our country and we don’t intend to have foreign interests take over.
The real America backs you 100%.

Sharon Pauls
Sharon Pauls
2 years ago
Reply to  Alan

Great message.

Thomas D. Harrell
Thomas D. Harrell
2 years ago
Reply to  Alan

Concur

SUSAN LINDAUER
SUSAN LINDAUER
2 years ago

FANTASTIC!!! TENT CAMPS w/ military “Ready to Eat Meals”— There’s the ticket!!! Might be a great time to ask Sheriff Arpaio if we help with planning. A personal call from President Trump might be persuasive. He’s a candidate for Senate, but this is his life’s work. If he withdraws from the Senate race, he could be very, very useful in organizing Tent Camps for ILLEGAL Border Jumpers. He would know exactly how to do that.

Don Crumbley
2 years ago

Congress has politicized the issue and looked the other way, for far too long. It’s time to put a stop to illegal immigration and drug practices of the past 30 years and start implementing, as well as adhering to required rules of law to protect it citizens. President Trump fully understands the National security danger that past devastating immigration practices have been allowed to impose on the future of this Nation. It is imperative for Congress to support his lead and to put a stop to the “open borders” nonsense that is severely attempting to impact and divide this Nation. Stop the continual procrastination and just do it!

Shady Character
Shady Character
2 years ago

“President Trump also directed his Administration to submit a report within 60 days laying out all measures currently being pursued to ensure removable aliens are returned to their home countries. This report will include diplomatic measures being pursued against countries that refuse to take back nationals who are being removed from the United States.”

Illegal aliens from countries which refuse to accept their nationals who are returned via commercial carriers should be returned via parachute.

Judy Carey
Judy Carey
2 years ago

We need to be humane. They are living humans BUT we need to protect OUR CITIZENS. Deport the illegals but tag them so if they come back they need to have some sort of punishment.

Judy Carey
Judy Carey
2 years ago

Protect our people

SouthernPatriot
SouthernPatriot
2 years ago

“Catch and Release” was a lie by Obama-Holder. Anyone caught and released and scheduled for a court date never returned. So, they were in the USA now permanently, and assumed false identities, with SS numbers from long dead people, or stolen identities from others.

Congress needs to act. McConnell is a wimp and allows Schumer in effect to run the Senate. There us just so much President Trump can do and he is doing it now and in the process. Trump seems to almost by himself with very little help from any other elected people, is trying to secure America.

Thomas D. Harrell
Thomas D. Harrell
2 years ago

Well said

Sherrie Walker
2 years ago

What first needs to be done is to change the law that gives automatic citizenship to an infant born in the U.S. regardless of the illegal status of the birth mother. Both mother and child should be deported to their country of origin. No more anchor babies. No more incentive to cross the border to give birth. I just wonder how many infants and their mothers may have perished trying to get to this country because of this law.

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

We love you, President Trump. Keep defending America against illegal aliens. Even if they have antennaes on their heads, kick them out! We are so sick of their crime and drugs and taking advantage of our country and our leniency.

Alan
Alan
2 years ago

Catch and Release may work with respect to fishing. It should however be limited thereto. It should not be applied to people who have entered the country in violation of U.S. law.

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

America is a “Rule of Law ” Nation…..illegals should use the proper channels if they want to enter America…..but these people want to rip our system off

Iver Bakkegard
Iver Bakkegard
2 years ago

Once again our “Do Nothing Congress” demonstrates its ability to do nothing and let you do the heavy lifting. The dimms sees these illegals as their voters and will do nothing to address the problem. The dimms do not believe in the rule of law. It’s well over due to stop this “Catch and Release” nonsense. MAGA

JOY
JOY
2 years ago

WTG Trump !!!!!

Richard Boyle
Richard Boyle
2 years ago

Catch and Release is a bad program. There has to be something better than throwing all these people in jail. Perhaps something a bit on the humane side. After all, it is not a fact that these migrants are actually the criminals our President would like us to think they are.

Sharon Pauls
Sharon Pauls
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Boyle

If you enter the country illegally, you are a criminal, period. Why should we, the people, have to pay the cost of putting these people in jail or giving them a trial?? The President IS right.

Geneww38
Geneww38
2 years ago

Our President has and is doing more to protect us, our country and our laws than any legislator. It is about time our legislators returned to work and start delivering what “We the People” need and voted for.
As a promise, If those I can vote for do not support our president, then I will do all in my power to find a candidate to support who will.

Fritz
Fritz
2 years ago

We, the United States citizens, need to return to the proper and legal way to enter the country and support and defend the United States and its’ constitution as is has been for over two hundred years. We also need to remove (by voting out) those in office who are determined to ruin the country for their own welfare at the cost of the American public. This action is definitely part of what is needed. Amen and Amen.

Errol Flynn
2 years ago

When you catch them, instead of releasing them ( they’re not Fish) – BRAND an “I” on their Forehead for “Illegal”….. You’ll know who they are If they try to come back.

Terry Wilson
2 years ago

Deputize the military to enforce the law of theland

Ken Wortman
Ken Wortman
2 years ago

MR. President as a retired soldier I spent 30 days on the southwest border from Del Rio to Eagle pass. My mission was the interdiction of illegal drugs coming into the United States. We did the job and interdicted a large shipment of drugs. I remember sitting on a bluff over watching the river. I saw a wagon wheel of about 30 illegals smoking their last cigarette prior to crossing the river into the United States. This was is 1995 and after reporting this to the Border Patrol, I was told not to interfer. I hope the soldier have a realistic ROE and we finally are ready to stop the flow of illegals into the United States. Then we can resolve the internal illegal crisis.

G. Giant
2 years ago
Reply to  Ken Wortman

1995 That means Bill Clinton was in charge. And the intent even then was to facilitate the invasion. It is not about borders, safety or any other “talking point” It is about invading America with sufficient numbers to destroy our economy and put Democrats in office.
Face it. The elite ARE in control. All the way from the top to the bottom.
ONE chance. II Chronicles. 7:14.

Sharon Pauls
Sharon Pauls
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Giant

Definitely. The Dems are willing to allow anyone, criminal or terrorist, into the country so they can vote them back into office. Our elected officials are only concerned with being reelected, not about the people of this country. You have idiots out in California who think anyone should be able to vote, even if they have been dead for a number of years. And now the Democrat from Florida wants convicted felons to vote. This is all about them and getting reelected!

Leslie
Leslie
2 years ago

Thank you President Trump for all you efforts to stop all the BS in this country. Sorry you are having to clean up the mess that others in your
office have turned a blind eye too but very thankful you are. Stick to your guns, there are lots of us in CA who are with you. Too bad Joe Arpaio isnt here, he’d be a great help.LOL

Clint Blaney
Clint Blaney
2 years ago

Way to go Mr. President, No illegals have a right to enter this country. Immigration and border control are top priorities..

zee
zee
2 years ago

Reports, reports,reports – up to almost 90 days!!! I don’t buy this one bit.
& just buying more Time, Mr. Pres. just HOW MANY Damn Reports
Do you need???

Joan
Joan
2 years ago
Reply to  zee

Zee, What are you complaining about?!!? He has done more since he’s been in office, than any president has EVER done to stop illegal immigration!! You should be glad he’s getting the info he needs to do the job right, and be glad that he’s not just sitting on his hands doing nothing while he’s asking for these reports! He continues to move in the right direction and keeps things moving, like signing the catch and release, he’s not just stopping everything while he’s waiting for the reports! Give him credit for the job he’s doing, in spite of all the hate he gets every day!!

zee
zee
2 years ago
Reply to  Joan

Joan, hope you return for reply. > NOT Complaining re MR> PRES.per se’ For Sure. I ‘commend’ POTUS on Many Fronts. Complaining re All the ‘red tape’
of which we Already Know. you misinterpreted my comment. Perhaps, i should have made it More Clear.

IOND
IOND
2 years ago

If a country refuses to take back illegals then they must be transferred to Guantanamo until they are taken over by the countries they come from.

Jan Myers
Jan Myers
2 years ago

Keep Military on the Border’s until ‘hell freezes over’. ILLEGAL means exactly that…illegal – get them out, keep them out! BUILD THAT WALL!!!!

Charles
Charles
2 years ago

Now if he would just authorize free fire along the border to stop invading aliens.

Stan
Stan
2 years ago

The Liberal Losers are still putting up obstacles to everything Trump tries to do but so far he’s managing to get around them by being smarter. He will outsmart the sore loser democrats at every turn!!

ABUTOM
2 years ago

WE ARE WITNESSING A COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT-MEDIA COUP DETAT AGAINST THE PEOPLE. TRUMP IS THE ANTI-DOTE TO PATRIOT POISONING. THOSE WHO TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY INTEND TO KILL YOU. THOSE WHO DIVIDE US WILL DESTRTOY US. DEMOCRAT DRUGS IS CHEMICAL WARFARE. THE FIRST MONUMENT THE BABY KILLERS TOOK DOWN WAS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.DISINFECT THE COMMUNIST EDUCATION SYSTEM.GO VOUCHERS. GO TRUMP.comment image

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spiritofamericapartybook/2018/04/07/tribute-to-the-usa

OUR POLES, STASHU AND WANDA SAY. TRUMP ALL THE WAY. CARRY THE MAN WHO CARRIES THE COUNTRY.

Arthur
2 years ago

It is a sad story that this people have to leave their country and go to another one but this country cannot
afford to take care of the world . Our elected official
are dreamers they are animals, with out reasoning .

G. Giant
2 years ago
Reply to  Arthur

They know exactly what they are doing,
1. Increasing the voters for Democrats
2. Overloading our welfare
3. Bankrupting America
4. Preparing for the anarchy necessary for the elite to take control

zee
zee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Giant

Indeed. Not good.

MM
MM
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Giant

G.Giant. You are absolutely right. The illegal aliens are invaders, they are intruders, they are abusers of the American Economic System. The Law is The LAW! They never have respected the American LAW! They are killers, murders, drugs dealers…The illegal aliens have killed 7 Americans per day! Mexico send the horrible people and ignorant…..We need the WALL. We the People want the WALL to protect the Country. It’s the safest way for the Country. M.A.G.A.

Sharon Pauls
Sharon Pauls
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Giant

Exactly. Well said.

Confoundmeonce
2 years ago

How many Times,,How many WAYS does The Words That SAY” GET that Border UP..And Get the National Guard In place To STOP Any Infiltration of Illegals Slipping PAST them..into OUR already beleaguered Country ?? WE Must take Action., and must Stop THIS Influx Into OUR Country. No other Nation Under The SUN would EVER allow Such as What IS Being Pulled Against The People OF This Country..TO Occur in their OWN Country . All Illegals MUST BE Rounded UP AND Sent Back ACross That ‘Border..TO Wherever THEY Came FROM. WE Once upon a TIME..Had An Immigration PLan that Worked For OUR countries“ benefit….Bring IT BACK.,.AND Let IT do What It is Meant TO DO>>Regulate OUR Countries` Needs ..Not Every other Countries WANTS. This Is The ONLY way WE are Going to RECLAIM OUR Country,,,AND afford TO Be A Thriving Nation,,AGAIN…Not one Bogged down with Dependents From Other Countries.. Making OUR Country as Poor as Any THEY Have Derived FROM. IT Has to STOP. Thank YOU, President Trump >>For Recognizing WHERE WE ARE HEADED..AND Rerouting Us on A Workable Solution ..One THAT IS Good FOR The American Citizens.. Keep UP the GOOD Work, WE ARE ALL Behind YOU>>AND DO Cheer YOU ON.. YOU ARE The Greatest !

merridee
2 years ago
Reply to  Confoundmeonce

haven’t you hear demo-rats don’t read or understand English, their rules are the opposite of Republicans, as they are anti-America and want to destroy our country and turn it into aa socialist/communist country where they can rule.

Confoundmeonce
2 years ago

WHERE IS my Comment ?

G. Giant
2 years ago

This is crazy. All that will happen is some swamp creature will find a way to bring this before a federal judge and they will issue an illegal restraining order. And Trump will NOT stand up to them, just like he has in the past. IF he knew the constitution and had a backbone, he would start to refuse to obey illegal orders. What can they do? IF Congress tries to impeach him for not obeying illegal orders, we will have a COUP that will remove all of them from the swamp for good

Steve Fye
Steve Fye
2 years ago

Well, don’t hold your breath waiting for any of this to come to fruition. The Marxist left stop it in some way shape or form. He’s got a false flag operation to deal with. He has a bunch of murdering military generals manipulating him to start WW3 by attacking Syria and Russia. If I were Trump, I would fire Mueller, Rosenstein and Sessions tomorrow. I would tell the generals and that f** Lindsey Graham to take a flying leap. We’re not going to war over a phony chemical attack. Sit back and let them impeach you, because this will have to be settled by we the people taking up arms against our government, just as our founding fathers had forecasted. We either do something about this or kiss this great country goodbye.

John Welch
2 years ago

Catch & Release Policy is as dumb as the Salmon & Seal policy in the Puget Sound!!
Keep Feeding those Seals with your Tax Dollars!!

Michael White
2 years ago

I don’t know where this “catch and release” B.S came from, but it makes no sense at all. If one shows up at the border and attempts to enter illegally (or enters illegally) they should be turned back or sent back, just that simple. This is not rocket science, just common sense, which Democrats lack.

Jack Joiner
Jack Joiner
2 years ago

Dear President Trump,
Thank you for trying to do what you promised. If congress will not approve the funds to build the wall, I suggest that a “Go fund me” account be set up for the necessary funds to build the wall.

William Harden
William Harden
2 years ago

We must remember that this whole border problem is a creation of the Obama-Democrat policy of voter fraud.
Obama was courting the 40 million Hispanics with this policy and was doing pretty well with it as he got better than 80% support from them.
But isn’t this the very trademark of a corrupt politician, that they will do anything, even harmful things in their desperate attempt to secure votes?
This was the issue that Trump saw was important for the American people.
He grabbed it like a football and ran with it into the oval office.

Karl
Karl
2 years ago
Reply to  William Harden

All that, and he wasn’t even a legal president, since he himself is not a citizen, and the oath of office meant nothing to him since he is a mooslim and does not believe in the bible. Obama is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the american people. One more point, most of the things he did were illegal and unconstitutional but everyone was afraid of being called a racist to call him out on it. Oh, I heard Machelle is really a guy.

Mrs Jensen
Mrs Jensen
2 years ago

Please don’t get rid of Pruitt…..he is doing a great job!

Luther W.
2 years ago

That was always a dumb thing to do! (They are not fish.) If they were simply to be released why bother catching them at all? The only reason for catching them is to send them back across the boarder. Or if they are discovered to be involved in some other criminal activity, arrested and held for trial.

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