Border Patrol agents will not need a court order to detain travelers who have not committed crimes, according to a new report from the Justice Department’s Office of Immigration Litigation.
The Homeland Security Department has been working to strengthen its border security system and to identify and deter border crossers, but the department has been frustrated with the backlog of immigration court hearings that has been created by the ongoing surge of illegal immigration.
The Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been under increased pressure to secure the nation’s southern border, where nearly 200,000 people are crossing illegally each day.
A DHS report released earlier this month found that in 2016, agents apprehended 3.9 million people attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico and the Central American region.
The report noted that since 2013, Border Patrol officers had made at least 2.8 million detentions, but ICE agents have made 2.5 million.
DHS also found that the agency is not enforcing all of its immigration enforcement policies to the same extent as ICE agents.
According to the report, if DHS wants to reduce the backlog, it must prioritize enforcement actions at the border.
The agency could use the Border Patrol’s recent enforcement actions against Central American migrants and travelers to bolster its case for more enforcement of existing policies.
If DHS wants the Border Guard to prioritize enforcement at the southern border to better protect Americans, then the department should consider a “national security justification,” which is when an agency “makes an assertion that the use of such discretion would serve the national security needs of the United States.”
The report found that this justification would not be necessary for agents to detain individuals with convictions, as that would only be considered if the person has committed a crime.
The DHS has been pushing the Border Protection’s use of the national-security justification to detain people without criminal records.
Under the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Act of 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is required to prioritize immigration enforcement actions to the extent possible.
The law also requires the agency to submit a report to Congress outlining the priorities for its border and immigration enforcement efforts.
But DHS and ICE have been working on implementing this strategy since 2012, when it was first introduced.
Since then, the DHS has increased enforcement of the Secure Communities program, which allows people to apply for temporary protective orders (TPSAs) from local immigration courts.
This program, however, has been criticized for its backlog.
In June, the department announced that it would begin using the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) to create an oversight board to oversee the implementation of Secure Communities.
According to the new report, the NBPC is not an official branch of DHS and will not be required to comply with any DHS regulations.
Instead, the report states that the NBPA will oversee the enforcement of any new directives from DHS.
If the NBPP fails to act on these directives, then they can be terminated.
DHS is also required to ensure that the DHS’s use and implementation of this program is consistent with the department’s stated goal of increasing immigration enforcement.
The DHS has also begun using the Border Security Task Force (BSTF), which was created in 2015 to improve the effectiveness of immigration enforcement at airports and ports of entry.
The report found the BSTF has increased border security efforts at ports of exit by using technology such as electronic checkpoints, increased agents patrolling on foot and increased detention capacity.
The new report also noted that DHS’s Office on Homeland Security is responsible for implementing the new strategy.
According in the report:The report recommends that the Border Service implement its new strategy, and that the Office of Homeland Safety continue to review the strategy.