WASHINGTON: Nearly 300,000 Indian-Americans are likely to be impacted by the Donald Trump administration’s sweeping plans that put the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.
Trump has laid the groundwork for potentially deporting millions of undocumented immigrants+ by issuing new guidance that drastically broadens the ways in which federal immigration laws should be enforced.
“The department no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” the department of homeland security (DHS) said in an enforcement memo.
“Department personnel have full authority to arrest or apprehend an alien whom an immigration officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of the immigration laws,” it said.
The department of homeland security has issued two enforcement memos, which among other things, tighten deportation of illegal immigrants.
The emphasis is on criminal aliens, though, but opens up the door for others too.
Indian-Americans as per unofficial figures account for nearly 300,000 illegal aliens.