Two hard-line opponents of illegal immigration have obtained high-level advisory jobs at federal immigration agencies in the Department of Homeland Security. Jon Feere, a former legal policy analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, or CIS, has been hired as an adviser to Thomas D. Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan. At Customs and Border Protection, Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, has been hired as an adviser to Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, said Lapan. The hiring of Feere and Kirchner at the federal agencies has alarmed immigrants’ rights activists.
Illegal immigration is still increasing in front of the perpetual conflict in the Middle East. The migrant’s flux has increased of 50% in the to first months of 2017. This recrudescence of people who want to join European continent is at the origin of a traffic. Furthermore, this traffic become more and more violent. The article mentioned a recent fact, where 22 dead bodies had been found. That number rises at 140 since the beginning of the year. Libya is one of the most concerned with approximately 181.000 illegal migrants who tried to cross Mediterranean sea from Libya to Italy last year.