EXECUTIVE ORDERS MARK A RISING, ROILING TIDE OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS -
In his first week in office, President Donald Trump launched a series of executive orders (EO) directing large-scale changes on high-profile immigration issues. The EOs echo the themes of beefing up border security, cracking down on undocumented immigration, escalating deportations, emphasizing national security objectives, and increasing worksite enforcement. So far, the direct impact of these EOs on employers has been fairly limited, but that status could change with the anticipated issuance of further EOs in the days ahead. Given the highly-charged and deeply polarizing nature of immigration issues in the United States, the EOs so far have been met by strong reactions across the country.
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