U.S. Department of Homeland Security

What you need to know about the Trump administration's new immigration rules

What you need to know about the Trump administration's new immigration rules

New memos issued this week by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly brought President Trump’s promised crackdown on illegal immigration one step closer to reality. Kelly lifted nearly all restrictions on targeting the 11-million people in the U.S. illegally for deportation. 

Here’s a breakdown of what happened:

Who is affected?

Immigration officers were directed to focus first on deporting convicted criminals or those charged with crimes. But Kelly also freed them to conduct more raids in immigrant communities and detain people who don’t have criminal...

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