Increased immigration enforcement has been one of the hallmarks of the Trump administration, with federal agents directed to seek the deportation of just about anyone they find in the country illegally no matter how long the person might have lived here or how deep the ties to family and community. In the first 100 days after the president’s inauguration, immigration arrests climbed nearly 40% over the previous year, a pace that will almost certainly increase if Congress accedes to President Trump’s request to hire an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to be assigned to the nation’s interior, and another 5,000 Border Patrol agents to work within 100 miles of the border.
Those buying into Trump’s view of illegal immigrants as rapists, murderers and
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