New Immigration Guidelines

New Immigration Guidelines

 Here are the new immigration guidelines:

• Seek to stop the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children into the U.S. by exposing their parents to prosecution and deportation, if the parents are caught paying smugglers to bring their youngsters across the border.

• Prioritize the deportation of convicted criminals as well as people whose charges have not been adjudicated and others who “have committed acts which constitute a chargeable criminal offense.”

• Immediately restore the Secure Communities program, a federal immigration enforcement program that relies on fingerprinting in local jails. The Obama administration canceled it.

• Seek to expand the 287(g) program, which empowers local law enforcement authorities to help enforce federal immigration laws. Authorities from 32 law enforcement agencies in 16 states are now participating in the program, including officials in Cobb, Gwinnett, Hall and Whitfield counties.

• Direct officials to begin hiring 10,000 additional ICE agents and officers and 5,000 more Border Patrol agents.

• Order officials to prepare congressional budget requests for a new wall on the southwest border.

• Call for new regulations on assessing fines against unauthorized immigrants.

• Strip privacy protections for people who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, criticized the guidelines.

“These memos confirm that the Trump administration is eager to cast aside due process, human decency, and commonsense as it pursues a radical anti-immigrant agenda,” he said in an email. “But immigrants and allies are successfully standing up to Trump and we will not let his dangerous, un-American fantasies become reality.”

“We’re gonna show great heart,” Trump told reporters at a news conference last week. “DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me, I will tell you. To me, it’s one of the most difficult subjects I have because you have these incredible kids.”

Don’t let your family get torn apart by failing to renew your DACA. The new immigration guidelines could increase detention and deportations. More than 750,000 children and young adults are eligible for DACA. Contact us today to get DACA assistance!

Source: AJC