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On Monday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ordered an “emergency surge” of border patrol agents amid the illegal alien invasion.
In a statement, DHS Chief Nielson ordered CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to implement “emergency surge operations” to reallocate 750 officers to the border.
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“The crisis at our border is worsening, and DHS will do everything in its power to end it,” Nielsen said in a written statement. “We will not stand idly by while Congress fails to act yet again, so all options are on the table. We will immediately redeploy hundreds of CBP personnel to the border to respond to this emergency. We will urgently pursue additional reinforcements from within DHS and the interagency. And we will require those seeking to enter the United States to wait in Mexico until an immigration court has reviewed their claims.”
The Hill reported:
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Nielsen has also directed CBP to expand the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a DHS plan to return migrants to Mexico while they wait for their day in immigration court.
Under Nielsen’s directive, CBP will return hundreds more migrants per day to Mexico, including those caught at or between points of entry, according to DHS.
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Nielsen further ordered the agency to plan to expand the MPP plan beyond California and Texas, the locations where it currently operates.
President Trump tweeted late Sunday night, “Homeland Security is being soooo very nice, but not for long!”
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