On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a press conference to speak about the executive ordered he signed pertaining to immigration policies. During his speech, Trump said that he will be tripling the number of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers.
Trump stated that the executive order will end the policy of catch and release at the border, requires other countries to take back the criminals from their countries, cracks down on sanctuary cities, and empowers ICE officers to target and remove those that pose a threat to public safety.
President Trump also stated that along with the tripling of ICE officers, the order will be adding 5,000 border patrol agents and will be opening an office to support the victims of illegal immigration.
Trump stood on stage with Vice President Mike Pence and General John Kelly by his side. General Kelly is now the head of Homeland Security under Donald Trump.
“As your president, I have no higher duty than to protect the lives of the American people,” he said.
“When it comes to public safety, there is no place for politics.”