The Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US, and speed up their removal.
Undocumented immigrants arrested for traffic violations or shop-lifting will be targeted along with those convicted of more serious crimes.
The memos do not alter US immigration laws, but take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing measures.
There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US.
......"The message from this White House and the Department of Homeland Security is that those people who are in this country, who pose a threat to our safety, or who have committed a crime, will be the first to go."
A very sensible move by Trump which should be adopted here and one which will gain the approval of anyone who isn't a raving left winger on about the nonsense which passes nowadays for 'human rights.'
As it is, from watching episodes of UK Border Force, it seems to me that when the authorities here do manage to find one of the million plus illegals, most are let go, told to report to the police and then disappear. Either that or they are given special leave to remain while their cases are heard and then reheard through various appeals until they reach the European courts.
Illegals are illegals and the fact they are here is bad enough. That they should compound the offence of illegal entry by breaking our laws is reason enough to throw them out without any further ado.