White House Strengthens DHS’ New Border Security Directives

White House lawyers have strengthened two immigration enforcement memos from the Department of Homeland Security which end President Barack Obama’s catch-and-release border policies.

The comprehensive border security reforms of Obama’s pro-migration policies were signed by DHS chief Gen. John Kelly on Feb. 17. After a review by White House lawyers, the memos were changed to give officials more leeway in enforcing immigration laws, and more authority to close a back-door “advance parole” amnesty created by Obama.