BORDER/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: ” ‘Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements’
The order is aimed at fulfilling one of Trump’s key campaign promises — enhancing border security — by directing federal funding to construction of a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border. It instructs the secretary of homeland security to prepare congressional budget requests for the wall and to ‘end the abuse of parole and asylum provisions’ that complicate the removal of undocumented immigrants.
Other parts of the order call for hiring 5,000 more Border Patrol agents, building facilities to hold undocumented immigrants near the Mexican border and ending ‘catch-and-release’ protocols, in which immigrants in the United States without documentation are not detained while they await court hearings.”
-Avalon Zoppo, Amanda Proenca Santos, and Jackson Hudgins, “Here’s the Full List of Donald Trump’s Executive Orders,” NBC News, Oct 17, 2017 11:58am