The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two new memos that amount to a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
|The Middle East Eye claims that the new directives put "nearly all of the country's 11 million unauthorized foreigners in their crosshairs". However, the priority for deportation will remain, as it was with Obama, the deportation of those convicted of crimes. It will also include as a priority those who have been charged or potentially face charges. Those previously regarded as low priority by the Obama administration are no longer protected.|