Photo credit; U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. (Mike Blake/ Reuters)
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Garcia de Rayos was deported after showing up for a routine meeting with a local immigration officer. In past years, officials reviewed her case, then released her. But this time was different because we have a new president. And President Trump signed an executive order in January that expanded the definition of criminal aliens.
In a recent leaked call with France’s president, Trump reportedly went on a tirade about China and NATO. Phone conversations with other countries like Germany, Mexico and Russia have State Department officials concerned about the future of diplomacy.
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress that his department is getting more serious about the vetting process, which means travelers from certain countries might have to hand over their social media passwords before entering the US.
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