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Trump Takes Executive Action to Build Border Wall


On Wednesday, it became clear that President Donald Trump was going to begin to reshape US immigration enforcement policies through executive action. The topic of a border wall and deporting undocumented immigrants was a controversial cornerstone of his campaign. To the disappointment and fear of many, it appears that he intends to follow through with his statements.

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Executive Actions Affirm Trump’s Commitment to Hardline Policies

To the Department of Homeland Security, Trump announced, “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.” This was after he signed two executive orders that boosted border patrol forces, increased the number of officers who carry out deportations, and began to direct the construction of his infamous US-Mexico border wall.

Trump Establishes New Criteria for Deportation Priorities

Under Obama, undocumented immigrants who had been convicted of multiple misdemeanors, a serious misdemeanor, or a felony were prioritized for deportation.

Under Trump, the new criteria for deporting undocumented immigrants have unfolded as follows:

  • Any undocumented immigrants who are abusing public benefits
  • Any undocumented immigrants who pose a risk to public safety (in the judgment of the immigration officer)
  • Any undocumented immigrants who pose a risk to national security (in the judgment of the immigration officer)

The executive director of the National Immigration Law Center called Trump’s actions “extremist, ineffective and expensive.” In addition, she called Trump a wrecking ball to the immigration system, and added that her organization is moving through legal papers in order to challenge Trump’s actions.

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