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This week in politics: What to make of revised DHS deportation policies, expectations for the president’s new national security adviser and more

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US President Donald Trump (C) announces US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser and Keith Kellogg (R) as McMaster's chief of staff at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump Administration has just laid out a much more extensive plan for immigration enforcement than the one currently in place.

Many more immigrants suspected of entering illegally will be detained or immediately deported. Federal agents will have expanded discretion over who's a risk to the public. The Border Patrol and ICE would see big expansions, and there would be a significant increase in the categories of offenses, or suspected offenses, that ID someone for deportation.

Meanwhile, after being turned down by his original pick to replace former national security adviser Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Flynn, President Trump found his man in Lt. Gen H. R. McMaster, a veteran of the Persian Gulf and second Iraq wars and a widely-respected military scholar and strategist.

Larry and a couple of our Monday roundtable regulars will recap what you might have missed over the long weekend and look ahead to what to expect this week.


Steve Camarota, Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies based in DC

Ahilan Arulanantham, legal director and director of advocacy at the ACLU of Southern California

Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at The Davenport Institute at Pepperdine University

Matt Rodriguez, Democratic strategist and founder and chief executive officer of Rodriguez Strategies; he is a former senior Obama advisor in 2008; he tweets @RodStrategies


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