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“We Already Have a Deportation Force,” Says FAIR

“We Already Have a Deportation Force,” Says FAIR

PRESS RELEASE | AUGUST 29, 2016


“There is no need to create a ‘Deportation Force’ to enforce this nation’s immigration laws because one already exists.”

—dan stein, president of fair


(Washington, D.C.)The following statement was made by FAIR President Dan Stein in response to ongoing speculation about the need for the next president to create a “Deportation Force” to regain control of immigration and enforce this nation’s current immigration laws.

“There is no need to create a ‘Deportation Force’ to enforce this nation’s immigration laws because one already exists; it’s called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Border Patrol. ICE has all the authority it needs to enforce immigration laws at the workplace and in the interior of the nation, and the Border Patrol has all the authority it needs to intercept and return illegal aliens apprehended at the border or at ports of entry. The only true question that needs to be answered is whether or not the American people will insist the president enforce the immigration laws on the books.”


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