Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck Schumer535 'presidents' with veto power: Why budget deal remains elusive The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats insist budget consensus close as talks drag on Pricing methane and carbon emissions will help US meet the climate moment MORE (D-N.Y.) wants Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hand over details on who was arrested in a recent string of immigration raids.
“I am troubled by the lack of transparency and potential due process violations surrounding ICE’s most recent enforcement actions," he said in a statement. "That is why I’m calling on ICE to release information about the location of the raids and details of the people who were arrested.”
“Targeting law-abiding innocent immigrant families, instead of focusing on removing those who have been convicted of violent crimes, is a waste of limited resources and undermines law enforcement in communities across the country. ICE must come clean," he said.
Trump initially took a hard line during his campaign, threatening to deport roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants. He appears to have softened his stance since then, pledging to cut a deal on undocumented immigrants who came into the country as children—so-called "Dreamers" who could have received protections under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden's finishing what Obama started with early learning Cotton tells Garland: 'Thank God you're not on the Supreme Court' Budowsky: Vote for Terry McAuliffe: The midterms have begun MORE's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Instead, Trump said that he would focus on those who have committed crimes.
Under a new order, the Trump administration expanded the definition of “criminal alien” to include individuals who entered the country without authorization, which was originally considered a misdemeanor offense.
Immigrants who have "committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense" are now priorities under the order, even if they have not yet been convicted.