Donald Trump signs two executive orders: one for his border wall and one that removes any oversight or review for deporting undocumented immigrants.
The second order allows law enforcement — not just Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) — to target immigrants for any reason, without the department’s review. All they have to do is accuse the target of a committing a crime, proof or not.
These and other immigration policies result in I.C.E. detaining multiple U.S. citizens for weeks or months, refusing to verify their identity or citizenship.
The U.S. – Mexico border wall, which Trump says Mexico will pay for, is still not built at the time of this writing (September 2020).
Photo: Justin Norman