Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What is the Trump Administration's Definition of a "Criminal Alien"?

Following on the heels of Trump's 60 Minutes Interview in which he declared that the Administration would immediately seek to deport between 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants with prior convictions, this Los Angeles Times article reports on what the incoming Administration means when it says it will prioritize the removal of so-called "criminal aliens."

According to two senior officials in the transition team, Trump’s advisors will seek to widen that net to include migrants who have been charged but not convicted, suspected gang members and drug dealers, and people charged with such immigration violations as illegal reentry and overstaying visas, as well as lower-level misdemeanors.

The article also discusses the possible expansion of expedited removal at the border, return of 287(g) agreements with local law enforcement agencies, and return of Secure Communities.



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