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Trump announces guidelines to deport more illegal immigrants

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 7:36 PM
US president Donald Trump

The Donald Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to deport more illegal immigrants from the US.

Undocumented immigrants arrested for traffic violations or shop-lifting will now be targeted along with those convicted of more serious crimes.

The guidelines do not alter US immigration laws, but take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing measures.

There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US.