Tuesday, March 27, 2018
This PBS news report summarizes how President Trump has reshaped immigration policy in the United States:
"The changes started almost immediately after Trump was sworn in. The president signed two executive orders in January 2017 that imposed stricter immigration enforcement measures at the border and called for an increase in the deportation of undocumented immigrants inside the U.S.
Since then, immigration advocates have consistently criticized Trump’s stricter immigration policies, while supporters have cheered the changes. Here’s a look at some of the major immigration policy changes of the Trump era so far."
Removals are down but arrests are up:
"Deportations decreased in fiscal year 2017 compared to fiscal year 2016, according to a Department of Homeland Security report released in December. The DHS report also found that the number of arrests of suspected undocumented immigrants was up 30 percent."