DC Daily: New immigration enforcement plan unveiled; Trump condemns recent anti-Semitic incidents

Posted at 7:56 AM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 14:25:49-05

President Trump is continuing to fill the open spots in his administration as well as work on a new version of his travel ban.

What's happening today:

Homeland Security releases new immigration enforcement guidelines
-- The Department of Homeland Security has officially laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.

According to an ABC News report, more than 15,000 new employees would be hired as part of the administration's effort to take on illegal immigration.

Those who fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will not be affected.

Trump denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents around country
-- The president called recent incidents of anti-Semitism in the U.S. "horrible."

"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful," Trump said Tuesday.

Prior to Trump's statement, Hillary Clinton tweeted:

Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism in 2009, tweeted:

President visits African American history museum
-- President Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday morning. The president toured the museum's exhibits with a group that included Ben Carson and Carson's wife, Candy, as well as the president's daughter Ivanka, aide Omarosa Manigault and museum staff.

The museum includes an exhibit dedicated to Carson's rise from poverty to prominent pediatric neurosurgeon, which the group stopped to admire and pose for photos.


Trump selects new national security adviser
-- The president appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was asked to resign last week amid reports that Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of conversations he had with Russian officials.

"He is a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience, and I have read a lot over the last two days, he is highly respected in the military," Trump said.

"Not My Presidents Day" rallies held around country
-- Protesters in numerous cities across the country took to the streets on Monday for "Not My President's Day" rallies with a strong anti-Trump message.

The rallies on Monday came amid what has been a fierce backlash from liberal grassroots groups to the Trump administration. That opposition has been voiced on a broad range of issues, including women's reproductive rights, immigration, and climate change.