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11 million in crosshairs of US deportation orders

Homeland Security says orders necessary to address a problem that has "overwhelmed" government resources

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In the memos, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly ordered immediate action to begin planning the wall along the US-Mexico frontier. He also ordered the hiring of 15,000 more officers for the Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies.

Washington

THE Trump administration issued tough new orders on Tuesday for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs.

The orders sent shivers through US immigrant communities, where millions

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