Agents were given little notice and conflicting guidance on how to enforce President Trump’s first travel ban last year, leading to chaos at airports.
President Trump’s public airing of grievances with John Kelly was perhaps an inevitable clash between two temperamentally similar but philosophically different alpha males.
In an early morning tweet, President Trump contradicted his chief of staff and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.”
“This should set off all kinds of red flags,” said one advocate, fearing the land grab will violate civil liberties. Others say it will harm the environment.
The changes have had far-reaching consequences, both for the immigrants who have sought to make a new home in this country and for America’s image in the world.
To address rising numbers of border crossings, officials may begin detaining parents apart from their children, a change in practice that immigrant advocates criticized as cruel.