The 45th President of the United States of America seems intent on keeping all the unpopular promises he made as a candidate. The Trump administration has had a pretty busy first 100 days in office and some of their work is sure to wreck havoc on the peace of mind of anyone living in the US illegally.
Practically everybody who is living in the United States illegally is now subject to deportation due to a memo issued on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security.
The memo also presents a threat to undocumented arrivals to the southern border of the United States who will now no longer be released into the US but will rather be jailed or sent back to Mexico to await a hearing.
During the heated campaign for the American presidency, President Donald Trump had repeatedly promised to crack down on immigration and the memos are the resultant implications of the pair of executive orders signed last month by President Donald Trump.
These memos that will guide immigration policy for the Trump administration defer vastly from those of the Obama administration where undocumented immigrants who were not tagged in the administration’s priority groups were mostly left well enough alone.
The Obama administration’s priority groups included people who crossed the border recently and people convicted of serious crimes. The memo that will guide the Trump administration’s policy on immigration for now, however, reads;
“The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,”
“Department personnel have full authority to arrest or apprehend an alien whom an immigration officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of the immigration laws.”
Included in the memo also was a call to hire thousands of immigration agents, as well as starting plans for a US-Mexico border wall, and expediting deportation proceedings.
The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, spoke to reporters on Tuesday and clarified that although anybody in the US illegally is “subject to removal at any time,” people with convictions will still be prioritized.