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Under the new immigration enforcement policies, any immigrant who is in the US illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense (or even suspected of one) will now be an enforcement priority. These also include people arrested for shoplifting or minor offenses.
Crossing the border is a criminal offense and such individuals will be included in the list of enforcement priorities. Overstaying a visa comes second to that. The laws will make more broader use of a program that fast-tracks deportations.
Historically, the US has quickly repatriated Mexican nationals caught at the border but has detained immigrants from other countries pending deportation proceedings that could take years.
5,000 new Border Patrol agents and 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will be hired, however it is not clear in what time period this is to be done.