The US Department of Homeland Security issued two new sweeping orders. These new orders will put 11 million undocumented immigrants living in US at risk.
The new order will not allow trial immigrants to work and stay in the US. Here is how Secretary Homeland Security John Kerry explained it in one of his memos.
“This implements new policies designed to stem illegal immigration and facilitate the detection, apprehension, detention, and removal of aliens who have no lawful basis to enter or remain in the United States.”
Trump’s Strict Policy Towards Undocumented Immigrants
Trump’s policy towards undocumented immigrants should not come as a surprise to anyone. It all started with the travel ban by Trump on seven Muslim-majority countries. The previous order specifically mentioned Muslims, which is why the US judiciary suspended the order.
The newly revised order did not include the word ‘Muslim”, in it. It only focused on stopping the illegal immigrants, something which made it difficult to challenge in the court. A US President enjoys vast powers when it comes to immigration related matters.
White House counsels are behind a new executive order. The idea is to come up with a way around the controversial travel ban, expected to be issued later this week.
The Trump Administration has provided the heads of the law enforcement agencies with the copy of this order. The new order will ensure availability of more resources to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs, and Border Protection. The order will allow the building of the wall along the Mexican border.
New expedited removal procedures are now available to remove individual immigrants without giving them a chance to get legal assistance. The new order will make any undocumented immigrants leave the US if they cannot prove living in the country for two years. Anyone living in the US for less than two years is eligible for expedited removal.
Before this order, the US border authorities used expedited removal against undocumented immigrants arrested within 100 miles of the border and arrived just two weeks prior. So far Trump Administration cannot see this order challenged in the court. However, only time will tell if Trump Administration needs to come up with yet another order or not.