Millions of undocumented immigrants will be deported starting next week, according to President Donald Trump.
In a pair of tweets posted Monday night, President Trump said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin the process of removing millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast they as they come in.”
….long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
According to the Associated Press, the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the president’s tweets. The largest number of people deported by ICE was 409,824 in 2012.
Immigration was a central theme of Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and he is expected to hammer it as he tries to fire up his base heading into the 2020 campaign.
President Trump will formally announce his re-election bid at Tuesday night at a rally in Orlando, Florida.