The president’s order to deport nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants is likely to reverberate throughout American history, a Pulitzer Prize-winning history professor said Tuesday, pointing to the “deeply ingrained” part of American history that was at stake in the decision to do so.
“I think what happened is that it’s been really difficult to write about in this country, to say, ‘Well, we’re not going to do it.
We’re not doing it,'” Professor Daniel J. Cernovich told Fox News.
“It’s not just in the books that this is a policy.
It’s in the history books that we have a history of exclusion, exclusion of people.
And so, when we see people coming in from other countries, we think, ‘What are they going to be like?’
So the history has been written on that.
But now that we’ve got to start writing about that, the people are going to write more and more about that.”
The order, announced Friday, aims to target people who were brought to the United States illegally as children, those who are undocumented immigrants, as well as those who were married to undocumented immigrants.
The president said the order was aimed at stopping a surge of Central American families who were “bringing crime, drugs, and violence to our communities.”
The policy is also expected to be heavily criticized in some quarters.
In a letter signed by more than 40 prominent Latino politicians, the group called it a “massive departure from our country’s values,” saying it was “dangerous and unnecessary.”
“We oppose this order because we believe that it is an affront to the rule of law, to our values and our principles,” the letter read.
The president’s directive also includes a requirement for U.S. border security agents to be present at immigration checkpoints, and an “emergency” measure that would make it easier for authorities to deport immigrants living in the U.M.S., who make up roughly 20 percent of the country’s undocumented population.
The order also includes provisions that would allow officials to conduct detentions without a warrant, without probable cause, and with no bond.
The order also gives the secretary of Homeland Security authority to waive federal immigration detention standards if “a national security interest requires it.”
But that authority is only available to people who are apprehended and detained on the U:S.
side of the border.
Under the order, the Trump administration is also imposing a temporary halt on immigration for the rest of the year, including for undocumented immigrants from Mexico, and indefinitely bans immigrants from Syria and Iraq.
The administration is allowing refugees to stay in the United U. for 90 days and for undocumented immigrant children who arrived in the country as minors.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.