The ruling could also see crimes committed by legal immigrants published on the list
Mr Trump has signed the order following his fifth day of the presidency and is cracking down on “sanctuary cities” including New York, San Francisco and Chicago, that refuse to hand over immigrants for deportation.
The new executive order underlines plans to “make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens” across the US.
Under the ruling there is also the chance of offences committed by any immigrant being published even if they are legally living in the country.
The order aims to “better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilise the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honour any detainers with respect to such aliens.”
Under the banner of the new order, entitled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, Mr Trump brought into force a series of election pledges ranging from building a wall along the US-Mexico border and deporting illegal immigrants from the country.
There are also new plans for immigration detention centres to be put in place and to increase security by bringing in an extra 5,000 Border Patrol agents.
The Mexico Wall: Trump gives the go ahead
Thu, January 26, 2017
The structures, fences and walls that mark the border between the United States and Mexico as President Donald Trump reiterates his promise to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Combo with images of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. taken in the states of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and in the states of Arizona and California, U.S., between July 2, 2016 and January 25, 2017.
It is claimed within the order the changes needed to be brought into effect in a bid to “ensure the safety and territorial integrity of the United States” and said illegal immigrants “present a significant threat to national security and public safety.”
We have some bad hombres, and we’re going to get them out
Mr Trump, as he signed the order, read out a list of US victims who had been murdered by illegal immigrants.
During the presidential campaign, he said: “We have some bad hombres, and we’re going to get them out.”
He claimed that Mexican immigrants had brought a series of problems to the US and added: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime.
President Trump has repeatedly spoken of his goal to deport illegal immigrants from the US
“They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.”
Originally Republican Mr Trump had pledged to remove as many as 11 million undocumented immigrants from the country but later admitted the figure would be closer to “probably two million, even three million.”
Figures show 820,000 undocumented migrants have criminal records in America.
The move has placed Mr Trump on a collision course with Democrat mayors in cities from Chicago, New York and Seattle, who are continuing to refuse to deport immigrants.
But the Republican administration has vowed to take away federal funding away from cities, which has now come into effect in law due to a second executive order.
Experts have called into question the legality of withdrawing funding, from education and economic investment, in such cases.
Donald Trump has signed off on his policy to build a wall on the US-Mexico border
Meanwhile, Mr Trump admitted taking on the role of President was a sobering experience particularly when he was handed the nuclear codes.
He said: “When they explain what it represents and the kind of destruction that you’re talking about, it is a very sobering moment. It’s very, very, very scary in a sense.”
But he added: “I have confidence I’ll do the right thing, the right job, but it’s a very scary thing.”