Kelly Fortier, an immigration attorney who serves as a general counsel for the American Dairy Coalition, expects that President Donald Trump will deliver on his efforts to increase the number of immigration enforcement ofﬁcers in the year ahead.
More enforcement ofﬁcers will mean more arrests and day-to-day warrants, which will likely bring more attention to the immigrant population and, eventually, more deportations.
It is safe to expect more work-type enforcement and investigations into employment situations. “A big arm of the President’s ofﬁce wants to see not just apprehension of individuals who are overstaying their stay but also the employees who hired them,” Fortier said.
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