Trump to order tougher stance on deportations
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed two memos for White House consideration on ramping up immigration enforcement, according to the Washington Post's David Nakamura. The next step is a review by the White House Counsel's Office, which is likely to request some changes.
The big details from the memos, per the Post:
- Expand the use of "expedited deportations" from 2 weeks after entry to 2 years.
- Return people apprehended at the border to Mexico, rather than housing them pending hearings.
- Allow prosecution of parents who pay smugglers to bring their children across the border.
What the memos didn't include: The National Guard "roundup" that was included in a memo published by the AP on Friday. A Homeland Security spokesman told Axios on Friday that Kelly had not even seen the details of such a plan.
What the memo doesn't change: DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.