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>> Undocumented immigrants waking up to a new dawn for immigration enforcement Wednesday, as the Trump administration gives US Immigration and Customs agents new powers to deport almost all people in the country illegally, even if they've never committed a crime. The Department of Homeland Security's official guidance making deportation faster and easier.
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Expands the definition of criminal aliens. It also calls for the hiring of 10,000 more ICE agents, and 5,000 more border protection agents. The road is correspondent Julie Edwards Ensly says, that many of Trumps instructions will not be implemented immediately.>> Even with these new guidelines, the question remains whether, or not the Trump administration will get the funding to carry out these priorities.
00:00:47
And it takes time, in the past we saw surges under the Bush administrations, and under the Obama administrations actually end in hiring less secure agents. In a push to hire people quickly, they took people who had ties to drug cartels, or who were otherwise not fit to do the job.
00:01:05
So, a lot of people have argued that we may be less safe if we push to hire too quickly. And, of course, there's the question of whether the United States will get the funding to do so.