21 Feb 2017
Millions of immigrants will now be deported with new immigration enforcements on the table. Under the previous administration, individuals that had not committed a crime, or had committed non-criminal offenses, were generally safe from deportation. Now under the Trump administration’s strict guidelines, any individuals that have committed a crime, from shoplifting, to overstaying their visas, or crossing the border illegally, will now have a much higher risk of being jailed, and deported. Tuesday’s memo was sign by Secretary John Kelly and involves a broader use of a program that fast-tracks deportations. The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a statement saying that they will be challenging the stricter regulations. It is unknown exactly how many individuals these policies will impact, at this time.
For #SumNews, I’m Summer Slevin.
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To read the AP’s article, go to: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_ENFORCEMENT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-02-21-17-40-32