BREAKING: Trump plans to greatly expand number of immigrants targeted for deportation
The Guardian --
The Department of Homeland Security is greatly expanding the number of people living in the US illegally who are considered a priority for deportation.
The new guidelines under the administration of Donald Trump call for the deportation of any individuals in the country illegally if they are convicted, charged or suspected of a crime, which could include traffic infractions.
Department memos released Tuesday eliminate guidelines under the Obama administration that focused enforcement on immigrants in the US illegally who have been convicted of serious crimes or are a threat to national security. The Obama administration also focused its enforcement resources on people who had just crossed the border.
The new guidelines also called to send some immigrants caught crossing the Mexican border illegally back to Mexico, regardless of where they are from.
Trump’s administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as “Dreamers”, but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.