President Trump appears ready to rein terror down on an estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States. In a tweet Monday night, POTUS said U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting “next week,” a reference to a plan in preparation for months that aims to round up undocumented adults and children in a blitz operation in major U.S. cities.
By James DiGeorgia
While President Obama supported a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants including dreamers, he earned the nickname of the ‘Deporter in Chief’ during his presidency. The Obama administration deported over 2.5 million undocumented people during its eight years in power. That was a record and more than a half million more deportations that the prior Bush Administration.
Donald J. Trump promised during his 2016 campaign to forcibly deport 11 million undocumented persons. Monday night he signaled, with a Tweet, he is ready to begin the deportations…
“Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,”
Referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
“They will be removed as fast as they come in.”
The new ICE director, the former head of FBI and Border Patrol Mark Morgan publicly announced the Trump Administration’s plans to increase interior enforcement dramatically and to specifically go after families with deportation orders, insisting that the rulings must be carried out to uphold the integrity of the country’s legal system…
“Our next challenge is going to be interior enforcement…We will be going after individuals who have gone through due process and who have received final orders of deportation. That will include families.”
Morgan insisted on June 4, 2019, that ICE agents will treat the parents and children they arrest…
“with compassion and humanity.”
This past April both the former director of ICE director Ronald Vitiello and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were forced out by the Trump Administration after they both hesitated to go forward with the plan. Both had expressed concerns about its preparation, effectiveness, and the risk of public outrage from images of migrant children being taken into custody or separated from their families.
Mark Morgan had impressed President Trump
with his hardline statements on Fox News that were in favor of harsh
immigration enforcement measures. We are
now going to see a constant stream of apprehensions through the 2020 election.