– “The 12 executive actions Trump has signed (so far),” PBS Newshour, PBS.org, Jan 25, 2017, Lisa Desjardins, 1/25/2017
IMMIGRATION/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: "This is also a longer order [1-25-17] with several major pieces… The president has directed agencies to step up deportation of those in the country illegally. First, he prioritizes seven groups of people for deportation. It is anyone: convicted of a crime, charged with a crime, who has committed a chargeable offense, has misrepresented themselves to the government, has abused a welfare program, who is under deportation order and who may 'in the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security.'
Second, the order also directs the hiring of 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, though it states that is subject to funding. Third, it states the U.S. policy is now to allow local law enforcement officers to act as immigration officers whenever possible. Fourth, it orders the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security to block federal grants from so-called 'sanctuary' cities which do not enforce some immigration laws."