How federal agencies responsible for enforcing immigration law in the U.S. are being overburdened by the immigration crisis.
On July 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, describing how his agency has been overwhelmed by the immigration crisis.
In the opening statement of his testimony before the Homeland Security subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations, ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence makes the case for increased funding for ICE law enforcement operations.
Effective July 2019, the Department of Homeland Security will apply expedited removal procedures of aliens in the United States illegally to the full limit of by the powers set forth in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
On June 20, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol chief Carla Provost testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the importance of assistance provided to U.S. Border Patrol by deployments from the Department of Defense to the southern border.