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In this Feb. 9, 2017, photo provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE agents are seen at a home in Atlanta during a targeted enforcement operation aimed at immigration fugitives. (Bryan Cox/ICE via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this Feb. 9, 2017, photo provided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE agents are seen at a home in Atlanta during a targeted enforcement operation aimed at immigration fugitives. (Bryan Cox/ICE via AP)

Last month, in outlining the new presidential executive orders on immigration, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that President Trump wanted to empower immigration enforcement agents to fully do their jobs.

Shannon Dooling (@sdooling) from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports that individual ICE agents have always had a certain amount of discretion. The question now is how that discretion will play out under the new administration.

This segment aired on March 7, 2017.

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