This week, the Department of Homeland Security released two memos outlining how it’ll support President Donald Trump’s vision for immigration enforcement. From expediting the deportation process in more cases to hiring 10,000 new immigration agents, DHS is preparing to ramp up its efforts. While the two documents provide a lot of cause for concern, what likely most struck Mexican officials (and sounded like an Onion article) was DHS’s plan to deport immigrants who crossed the border back to Mexico – even if they aren’t from Mexico – to await hearings.
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The memos came a day before Secretary of the State Rex Tillerson and Head of Homeland Security John Kelly arrived in Mexico for a two-day visit – possibly making the two countries’ already shaky relationship increasingly tense. Without the Mexican government’s cooperation, the DHS’ deportation strategy …
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