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When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.
Up to 8 million people in the country illegally could be considered priorities for deportation, according to calculations by the Los Angeles Times. They were based on interviews with experts who studied the order and two internal documents that signal immigration officials are taking an expansive view of Trump’s directive.
Far from targeting only “bad hombres,” as Trump has said repeatedly, his new order allows immigration agents to detain nearly anyone they come in contact with who has crossed the border illegally. People could be booked into custody for using food stamps or if their child receives free school lunches.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Story from the LA Times that cites experts and others about Trump's EO that will "shore-up" enforcement against illegal immigrants in the U.S.
The sensationalized article talks about wild things like roundups and detentions.
Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a conservative advocacy group that favors tighter immigration laws, argues that the answer is clear: illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.
Study Finds Illegal Immigrants Pay $11.8B in Taxes,
originally posted by: marg6043
illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.