But in a public appearance on Tuesday, President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said the U.S. was now taking a broader view of potential digital targets as part of an effort "to say to Russian Federation, or anybody else that's engaged in cyberoperations against us, 'You will pay a price.'" Power grids have been a low-intensity battleground for years.
President Trump weighed-in on the current national emergency taking place along the US-Mexico border Monday night; saying ICE agents will begin removing "millions of illegal aliens" starting next week. Mr Trump said in one of the tweets. ICE arrests in the USA interior have been declining in recent months because so many agents are busy managing the record surge of migrant families across the southern border with Mexico.
Congress has authorized ICE to detain 40,000 migrants, and many others are sent to other overcrowded facilities across the nation.
Trump has threatened a series of increasingly drastic actions as he has tried to stem the flow of Central American migrants crossing the southern border, which has risen dramatically on his watch.
Trump has previously revealed classified intelligence to two top Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting.
"Guatemala is not a safe country for refugees", the organization said in a statement. "There are over 1 million here with final deportation orders, and we hardly even pursue them".
Earlier this month, Trump announced that the us reached a deal with Mexico that includes plans to return migrants seeking asylum to Mexico, where they will remain until they can be processed.
Executing a large-scale operation of the type under discussion requires hundreds - and perhaps thousands - of US agents and supporting law enforcement personnel, as well as weeks of intelligence gathering and planning to verify addresses and locations of individuals targeted for arrest. Funding for his plan to build a border wall has been blocked by Democrats.
"Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people", Trump added, before claiming that Guatemala was getting ready to sign a so-called "Safe-Third Agreement". "Our families' futures are on the line", said Olga Armas, leader of Make the Road New Jersey.
"And there were a number of success stories, only some of which we could really ever share, where the social media companies, based on tips that we provided, were able to take action much more effectively, much more quickly to block and prevent some of the information warfare that the Russians were engaged in", he stated.
Traditionally, ICE has prioritized criminals for deportation. The Trump administration has sought to change that, detaining thousands of immigrant parents and their children before courts stepped in and ordered the families be reunified.