U.S. immigration agents to more narrowly target migrants for deportation

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Reuters

By Mica Rosenberg and Kristina Cooke (Reuters) – The U.S. government will narrow who immigration agents target for arrest and deportation, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Thursday, in a marked departure from the hard-line approach taken by then-U.S. President Donald Trump. New guidance issued on Thursday gives agents more discretion to make case-by-case decisions, Mayorkas said, focusing primarily on those who pose a national security or public safety threats and recent border crossers. Immigrants who have been in the United States for a lengthy period of time, who …

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