The severe changes brought on by president Trump's directives on immigration has prompted lawmakers to question the policy put into place. To vocalize their concerns about current deportation efforts, members of Congress called for a meeting with director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan.
Although Congress members who were not allowed in the meeting were taken aback, what was more shocking was what the people inside of the closed-door meeting heard.
The chair of the CHC, Lujan Grisham, noted that Homan explained to the group that the agency had understood The White House's instructions as authorization for ICE to target and remove every single one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants at any given time.
Homan addressed the recent broadening of the deportation criteria and increase of priority of undocumented immigrants.
Grisham said, "[Homan] confirmed that, given the shift, given the discretion allowed in the executive order... it could include everyone. They didn't say they were going to do it. He said they could do it — everyone's at risk."