FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – This Saturday marks Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House, a period of time that new Presidents are judged on in terms of their ability to carry out their stated goals.
On immigration, Trump has begun fulfilling his ominous pledge to, “begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.”
Under Trump, ICE, the immigration enforcement arm of Homeland Security, has been given broad discretionary leeway to round up and detain or deport undocumented immigrants whether they have criminal records or not. Today we’ll turn to our correspondent Arun Gupta for part 2 of a 2 part interview assessing the new President’s approach to immigration.
Arun Gupta, an investigative journalist who has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Nation, and Salon. He writes regularly at teleSUR English. He was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal and is a regular news correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.