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New Rules, Fresh Concern On Immigration

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The president's promise to get tough on immigration has taken an important step forward with the drafting and approval of new guidelines to give federal authorities more power to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. Late last week, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly signed a pair of memos outlining plans for the agency to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, expand the pool of immigrants who are prioritized for removal, speed up deportation hearings and enlist local law enforcement to help make arrests. The move has raised many questions and concerns about the immediate fate of millions of people who are in the country but are undocumented. Joining 1A for this conversation are Fernando Pizarro, Washington correspondent for Univision, Cecilia Muñoz, a top advisor to President Obama on immigration, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Cesar Vargas, co-director of the Dream Action Coalition and Shawn Moran, a border patrol agent in San Diego.