Ryan Devereaux is an investigative journalist covering the intersections of national security, U.S. foreign policy, domestic law enforcement and human rights.
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Articles by Ryan Devereaux on theintercept.com
Thomas Homan, the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed to Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham that last week’s deportations came as a result of Trump’s executive order.
Executive orders signed by the president have expanded the range of individuals targeted by ICE for immigration raids and deportation.
An internal Homeland Security email suggests that Trump officials are preparing to shift the country’s deportation process into high gear.
The contradictory directives came as government agencies struggled to interpret and implement the Trump administration’s travel ban.
“All agency personnel must preserve any document that contains information that is potentially relevant to OIG’s investigation."