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Trump’s Deportation Rules Will Make America Unsafe Again
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Trump’s Deportation Rules Will Make America Unsafe Again

Author Tom Jawetz argues that President Donald Trump's immigration policies will do anything but increase public safety.

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  • Tom Jawetz

When President Donald Trump signed an immigration enforcement executive order during his first week in office, he titled it “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” But new deportation rules released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) make clear that the Trump administration’s approach to immigration enforcement will do anything but enhance public safety.

Instead, by eliminating the idea that enforcement resources should be focused on the highest priorities, attempting to drive a wedge between local law enforcement agencies and the communities they are sworn to protect, and conducting enforcement actions at sensitive locations such as churches and courthouses, the administration has adopted an approach that places mass deportation—not public safety—at the top of its agenda.

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Authors

Tom Jawetz

Vice President, Immigration Policy