Sunday, January 29, 2017


Trump Wants to Federalize Police to Fight Immigration
To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.
The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern countries.
But the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling.
In his executive order this week, Trump said he wants to empower local law enforcement to act as immigration officers and help fight illegal immigration.

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