- Title: Trump expected to boost border agents, target those in U.S. illegally
- Date: 25th January 2017
- Summary: CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO (FILE) (REUTERS) BORDER FENCE BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES VARIOUS OF WORKERS INSTALLING SEGMENTS OF STEEL FENCE BORDER FENCE IN DESERT POLICE VEHICLE ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE BORDER CHILDREN PLAYING NEAR THE FENCE MORE OF WORKERS INSTALLING SEGMENTS OF STEEL FENCE CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (FILE) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW FROM MEXICO OF EARTHMOVER WORKING AT THE U.S. SIDE OF THE BORDER EARTHMOVER DIGGING INTO PILE OF DIRT VARIOUS OF EARTHMOVER REMOVING CURRENT FENCE STRUCTURE VARIOUS OF MACHINERY PUTTING NEW FENCE IN PLACE RUBBISH ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE BORDER / EARTHMOVER PUTTING NEW FENCE IN PLACE VARIOUS OF NEW FENCE VARIOUS OF WORKERS AT CONSTRUCTION SITE FOR NEW FENCE NEW FENCE SITTING ON TOP OF OLD FENCE WORKERS AT SITE MACHINERY WORKING AT SITE CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO (FILE) (REUTERS) GENERAL OF BORDER GATE AT AN INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE BETWEEN MEXICO AND UNITED STATES U.S. FLAG BLOWING IN THE WIND PEOPLE CROSSING THE BRIDGE ON FOOT U.S. BORDER PATROL VEHICLE CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (FILE) (REUTERS) FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES FAMILIES ON THE U.S. SIDE OF THE BORDER (SHOT FROM THE MEXICAN SIDE) HOLDING BANNER FOR THE "BORDER NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS" WHICH ORGANIZED THE FAMILY BORDER REUNION FAMILIES STANDING ON THE MEXICO SIDE OF THE BORDER LOOKING THROUGH FENCE TOWARD EL PASO, TEXAS DANCERS ON THE U.S. SIDE OF THE BORDER (SHOT THROUGH FENCE) DANCING TRADITIONAL DANCES WOMAN WEARING T-SHIRT READING "BORDER NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS" GENERAL VIEW OF FAMILIES ON THE U.S. SIDE OF THE BORDER (SHOT FROM THE MEXICAN SIDE) MEXICAN POLICE OFFICERS WATCHING BORDER REUNION BETWEEN FAMILIES FAMILIES ON THE U.S. SIDE OF THE BORDER (SHOT FROM THE MEXICAN SIDE) SIGN READING: "IMMIGRANT LIVES" CHILD LOOKING THROUGH FENCE TOWARD EL PASO, TEXAS PANNING SHOT FROM CIUDAD JUAREZ TO EL PASO, TEXAS PEOPLE WALKING ALONG THE BORDER CROSSING KNOWN AS THE "SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE" PEOPLE WALKING ALONG BRIDGE GENERAL VIEW OF INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
- Embargoed: 8th February 2017 14:12
- Keywords: border Mexico Donald Trump border fence illegal unregistered
- Location: CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
- City: CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00160KXGZR
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- Story Text: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to begin signing executive orders on immigration starting Wednesday (January 25), beginning with a directive to build a border wall and boost personnel to stop border crossers and deport people already in the United States illegally, congressional aides with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.
Later, Trump is expected to crack down on refugees by halving the number of refugees admitted to the United States down to 50,000 and imposing a temporary ban on most refugees.
Trump will begin signing the orders at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday. On Twitter Tuesday night, Trump reiterated his promise to build the border wall, a cornerstone of his campaign for president.
The border enforcement order includes plans to hire 5,000 more U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents used to apprehend migrants at the border and triple the number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents used to arrest and deport migrants living in the United States illegally.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has already struggled to meet its hiring mandate, with a little more than 19,000 agents out of a congressionally mandated 21,000.
Enforcement away from the border in the interior of the country is also expected to be strengthened by an end to so-called 'sanctuary cities' where local law enforcement do not spend resources cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Trump will call for an end to this practice and may instruct the federal government to pull funds from cities that refuse to comply.
Later in the week, Trump is expected to suspend visa issuance in countries where adequate screening cannot occur. Immigration experts expect those countries to include Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Yemen.
A review will be conducted by the Trump administration to determine what screening must occur before travel from such countries can reopen.
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