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Washington DC: Despite the unprecedented opposition to his Muslim ban, the US President Donald Trump is not resisting from doing what he promised during his campaign. He had promised to deport illegal immigrants in the US and ban the entry of Muslims in the US.
The opposition to his Muslim ban executive order was unprecedented. Millions of people came out on streets across the US, protesting against Trump’s executive order, banning entry of Muslims from seven Muslim nations. The judiciary ensured that the law was not implemented.
But this doesn’t mean that Trump has stopped taking other decisive steps in similar direction. In recent election type rallies, Trump promised that he will come out with a new executive order in this regard. Now he seems to have taken other steps that he had promised merely days ago.
It is now clear that Trump has asked his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively. He asked the agencies to use the full force of the federal government to find, arrest and deport those in the country illegally, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes or not.
There is no denying that this is simply scary and many legitimate immigrants will face the brunt due to their color or religion. Documents released on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed the broad scope of the President’s ambitions: to publicise crimes by undocumented immigrants, strip such immigrants of privacy protection, enlist local police officers as enforcers, erect new detention facilities, discourage asylum seekers and, ultimately, speed up deportations, the New York Times reported.
Even the immigrants who have committed minor offences will not be spared. Civil society workers claim that the order asks officials to target undocumented immigrants arrested for traffic violations or shop-lifting along with those convicted of more serious crimes. The memos do not alter US immigration laws, but take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing measures. There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US.
Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, while talking about the deportation order said, The President wanted to take the shackles off individuals in these agencies…The message from this White House and the Department of Homeland Security is that those people who are in this country, who pose a threat to our safety, or who have committed a crime, will be the first to go”.