Trumps New Approach to Illegal Immigration

The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has hired 15,000 more employees in order to deal more with illegal immigration. They are also asking for local law enforcement to help detain and remove illegal immigrants. The DHS has said they do not want to cause a panic in immigrant communities, they would just like to enforce the law. There were also 2 new memos released on February 21, as to how Trump plans to continue dealing with this problem. One of the ways being building a wall. The states the DHS will “immediately begin planning, design, construction and maintenance of a wall, including the attendant lighting, technology (including sensors), as well as patrol and access roads, along the land border with Mexico.”