I haven't seen anyone comment on the contradiction between two measures being considered by Congress. On the one hand, the FIRST STEP Act aims to reform criminal sentencing by releasing non-violent offenders sooner so they can re-integrate into their communities.
De Girolamo misunderstood the fundamental difference between immigrant advocate and arbiter of the law — two very different things. Immigration court staff should follow the law, not their personal emotions.
The actual unit hiring cost will be somewhere between $40,000 and $2.8 million, a massive range if Accenture manages to hold on to the contract. (It is a little like saying that the farm in question lies somewhere between the Mississippi River and the Rockies.)
Because there will always be more businesses employing illegals than agents to catch them, ICE's worksite enforcement strategy should include not only an element of small but select random sampling, but also targeted efforts focused on industries that are known to use high concentrations of unauthorized workers.
A news article notes that "Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues, Tijuana's Health Department warned on Thursday morning."
There are significant benefits that will accrue to the U.S. Treasury, and to our immigration system, if migrants claiming credible fear are required to await processing in Mexico. The status quo should remain.