By Attorney Ben Loveman
President Donald J. Trump just signed two executive orders on immigration. New orders call for focus border security as well as interior enforcement including plans to hire 10,000 new deportation enforcement officers. Trump also designated new categories of people as enforcement priorities including those with outstanding orders of removal and those who have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a governmental agency.
Enforcement priorities include those who:
(a) Have been convicted of any criminal offense;
(b) Have been charged with any criminal offense, where such charge has not been resolved;
(c) Have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense;
(d) Have engaged in fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any official matter or application before a governmental agency;
(e) Have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits;
(f) Are subject to a final order of removal, but who have not complied with their legal obligation to depart the United States; or
(g) In the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.
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