UPDATED 7:14 AM PT — Tues. June 19, 2018
The Trump administration is ramping up its crackdown on the influx of illegal immigrants.
According reports, White House policy adviser Stephen Miller is working on a plan to use executive power to curb illegal arrivals and boost deportations.
Miller is considering tightening the rules for student and temporary worker visas, restricting immigration benefits for welfare recipients, and collecting bio-metric data of visitors from a handful of countries.
This comes after President Trump pledged to end illegal mass migration into the U.S.
“We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world, we cannot get them to sign legislation, we cannot get them even to the negotiating table and I say, it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault,” said President Trump. “They’re obstruction, they’re really obstructionist, and they are obstructing.”
Miller is reportedly working with a team of officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and Labor Department to finalize these proposals by September.