By Fox News. It took a mere five minutes on Tuesday morning for Border Patrol agents in Texas to apprehend more than 400 illegal immigrants.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents near the wall just west of Bowie High School in El Paso encountered a group of 194 illegals around 2:45 a.m. Just five minutes later, agents snagged a second group — this time, it was 245 people — near downtown El Paso. . .
Officials said that in all, more than 430 people, including those in the two large groups, had been taken in near the El Paso Sector Border Patrol, just three hours into the day. (Read more from “Border Agents Snag Over 400 Illegals in Less Than 5 Minutes” HERE)
Divided Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Detain Illegal Aliens With Criminal Records
By USA Today. The Supreme Court, deeply divided along ideological lines, handed the Trump administration a victory Tuesday by making it easier to detain noncitizens with criminal records during deportation proceedings.
The justices reversed a lower-court decision that permitted such detention only if federal agents picked up the noncitizen immediately after being released from custody, rather than months or years later. Immigration rights advocates had argued that such detentions must occur within 24 hours.
The 5-4 ruling was a victory for the court’s conservative justices, who complained during oral argument in October that the government cannot detain every immigrant immediately – particularly when money and manpower are limited, and state and local “sanctuary city” governments may be opposed.
It was the first decision of the court’s term, which began in October, that resulted in a straight conservative-liberal breakdown. Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion and was joined by four conservatives. Associate Justice Stephen Breyer issued a stinging dissent on behalf of the liberals. (Read more from “Divided Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Detain Illegal Aliens With Criminal Records” HERE)