Attorney General William Barr just did it. The mainstream media is completely stunned, but President Trump is pleased. This proves yet again that Barr was the right choice to lead the Justice Department (DOJ).
Barr’s wise move flew under the radar, but it is a crucial one nonetheless. Recently, in an effort to crack down on illegal immigration, he issued two key decisions that make deportation more likely for criminal offenders.
As reported by NBC News, Barr removed “a long-standing path to stop deportation for people with old criminal convictions and disqualify people with multiple drinking and driving convictions from many paths to legal immigration status.”
But the attorney general is able to act unilaterally on many immigration matters through what’s known as ‘certification’ power — and that’s because immigration court is under the direct control of the DOJ, not the judicial system.
The inconspicuously named Immigrant Legal Resource Center is crying foul over Barr’s use of his legal power. Rose Cahn, the organization’s top attorney, said that the government is making “life for immigrations as unpleasant as possible.”
For most Americans, however, this is a step in the right direction. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions are the most common for people arrested by ICE — deportation should absolutely be an option in these cases.
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