Jennifer Chacón

This week, Donald Trump issued sweeping executive orders affecting immigrants and refugees and defining expansively the purported "criminal aliens" that he intends to target. Strikingly, he has eliminated old enforcement priorities, ensuring that discretion will be exercised by agents with little guidance from the executive order beyond sweeping anti-immigrant exhortations. During his campaign, he stated his intention to remove all 11 million “illegal immigrants” from the country, although some may be allowed to return.

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