Feb 28

NBC: Stepped-Up Enforcement Likely to Make Undocumented Immigrants Hide: Experts

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NBC reports that, according to experts, ramped up enforcement measures and the threat of deportation by local authorities are likely to cause undocumented immigrants to recede from public life, which includes not accessing emergency services and not reporting crimes. In a pair of memos issued last week, DHS Secretary John Kelly directed ICE agents to greatly expand their pool of undocumented immigrants to prioritize for deportation. Stated AILA President William Stock, “[T]hese memos, which seem to treat everyone as an enforcement priority, aren’t going to make us safer, and they are already causing fear in communities across the nation.”