LATEST NEWS – The US government Tuesday issued a sweeping set of orders that implement President Donald Trump’s plan to increase immigration enforcement, placing the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.
“The Department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” the Department of Homeland Security said in an enforcement memo.
“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,” it said.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued two enforcement memos, which among other things, tightens deportation of illegal immigrants.
The emphasis is on criminal aliens, though, but opens up the door for others too.
Indian-Americans, who as per an unofficial count account for nearly 3,00,000 illegal aliens are likely to be greatly impacted by this.
According to the memo, the DHS Secretary has the authority to apply expedited removal provisions to aliens who have not been admitted or paroled into the US, who are inadmissible, and who have not been continuously physically present in the US for the two-year period immediately prior to the determination of their inadmissibility, so that such aliens are immediately removed unless the alien is an unaccompanied minor, intends to apply for asylum or has a fear of persecution or torture in their home country, or claims to have lawful immigration status. READ MORE