The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says it will help resist the Trump administration’s new strategy for prosecuting criminal and undocumented immigrants.
“These memos confirm that the Trump administration is willing to trample on due process, human decency, the well-being of our communities, and even protections for vulnerable children, in pursuit of a hyper-aggressive mass deportation policy,” Omar Jadwat, the director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said in a statement Tuesday.
“However, President Trump does not have the last word here — the courts and the public will not allow this un-American dream to become reality.”
The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday released details of how it will prosecute criminal and undocumented immigrants under Trump.
The two memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly expand immigration raids and the definition of criminal aliens. They also diminish sanctuary areas and enlist local law enforcement to help execute federal immigration policies.