President Trump said yesterday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will increase deportations of illegal aliens after the July 4 holiday.
While signing a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid bill to help immigration officials deal with the migrant surge at the U.S. border, the president said to reporters, “After July Fourth a lot of people are going to be brought back out. So people that come up may be here for a short while, but they’re going to be gone, they’re going back to their countries. They go back home. ICE is going to be apprehending them and bringing them back.”
Last month, President Trump announced that ICE would deport “millions of illegal immigrants,” however, he halted the plan for two weeks in order to give Congress a chance to fix the immigration laws that enable migrants to exploit U.S. borders.
“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!” he tweeted on June 22.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
According to Fox News, a Trump administration official said the new immigration effort will focus on more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by judges yet still remain in the country.
“Countless illegal aliens not only violate our borders but then break the law all over again by skipping their court hearings and absconding from federal proceedings. These runaway aliens lodge phony asylum claims only to be no-shows at court and are ordered removed in absentia,” the official said. “…These judicial removal orders were secured at great time and expense, and yet illegal aliens not only refuse to appear in court, they often obtain fraudulent identities, collect federal welfare, and illegally work in the United States. Enforcing these final judicial orders is a top priority for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”