The current republican President Donald J. Trump Chief of Staff General John Kelly as the former head of the US Department Homeland Security is responsible for the hard-lined actions described below by Ice agents. His hand-picked replacement who emulates his thinking is Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
He and his replacement have sat there before US congress representatives and lied to them, insuring them that non-criminals were not priorities for deportation. Now, knowing to the degree that General Kelly has slowly revealed his true nature over time for being racist and an anti-immigration hard-liner, I cringe at the thought of this man having ever been the head of DHS, only to be be replaced by one who represents his views, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
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On February 10, 2018, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times penned the following report, “President Trump, How Is This Man a Danger?”