2.22.17: Trump administration unveils changes in immigration enforcement policies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has unveiled sweeping changes in immigration enforcement policies. Any immigrant who is in the U.S. illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense, will be considered an enforcement priority. That’s according to memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
Legal service organizations say immigrants have been rushing to prepare their applications to become U.S. citizens.
In Grand Rapids, Police Chief David Rehinsky held a meeting at the Hispanic Center and urged members of the local immigrant community to ignore fears of deportation if they become crime victims and to call them for help. The Hispanic Center says it is important to educate people on what their rights are and stop the spread of misinformation.