Trump Administration Taking Action Towards Discouraging the Smuggling of Children into the United States
Immigration officials are now targeting parents or other relatives who were deported, re-entered the country, and later had their children smuggled into the US. ICE officials claim that it is common for parents of family members in the US to make illegal payments to smugglers so their children can be brought over the border.
A major aspect of this movement is the effort to arrest and prosecute family members for illegal re-entry. This is done with the intended effect of stopping other parents and relatives from paying to have children smuggled across the border. ICE officials claim they have arrested hundreds of people for smuggling children already.
Our Verdict: The target on people who have re-entered the country illegally is part of the overall Trump administration policy on immigration. It is an active policy, but it is fickle, in that it is not permanent and does not have any legislation backing it.