Derek Reinbold // 4/16/17 //
The Trump administration is forging ahead quickly in its efforts to assemble a nationwide deportation force, reports David Nakamura (WaPo).
The Department of Homeland Security has resurrected programs deputizing state and local police to enforce immigration laws, a moved strongly denounced by the ACLU.
The Attorney General has also ordered Department of Justice officials to review reform agreements with police departments nationwide (Rewire).
The internal review of Civil Rights Division consent decrees threatens its value as an unbiased source, argues Nikolas Bowie (Take Care).
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the “tough on crime” drug policies of the 1980s and 1990s, reports Sari Horwitz (WaPo).