Trump promises massive immigration arrests, the elimination of 'millions of illegal aliens' starting next week

Trump promises massive immigration arrests, the elimination of 'millions of illegal aliens' starting next week

President Trump said in a tweet on Monday night that US immigration agents would UU They plan to make mass arrests starting next week, an apparent reference to a plan in preparation for the months that aim to reunite thousands of parents and migrant children. Bombing operation in the main cities of the United States.

"Next week, ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illegally found their way to the United States," Trump wrote, referring to the US Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "They will be removed as soon as they enter."

Large-scale ICE compliance operations are generally kept secret to avoid overturning objectives. In 2018, Trump and other high-level officials threatened the mayor of Oakland, California, with criminal prosecution for alerting residents that the immigration raids were in the works.

Trump and his senior immigration advisor, Stephen Miller, have been pressuring National Security officials to arrest and remove thousands of relatives whose deportation orders were issued by the Department of Justice this year as part of a plan known as the "rocket fire".

In April, the acting director of ICE, Ronald Vitiello, and the secretary of National Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, were expelled after they hesitated to go ahead with the plan, expressing concern about its preparation, effectiveness and the risk of public outrage. For the images of migrant children detained or separated. of their families.

Vitiello was replaced at ICE by former FBI and Border Patrol official Mark Morgan, who impressed the president with cable television statements in favor of harsh immigration control measures.

In his first two weeks at work at ICE, Morgan publicly said he plans to strengthen internal compliance and prosecute families with deportation orders, insisting that decisions must be made to defend the integrity of the country's legal system.

"Our next challenge will be the application of the law," Morgan told reporters on June 4 in Washington. "We will persecute people who have gone through due process and who have received final orders of deportation.

"That will include families," he said, adding that ICE agents will treat the parents and children they will arrest "with compassion and humanity."

US officials, aware of the preparations, said the operation was not imminent, and ICE officials said they did not know that night that the president planned to publish his compliance plans on Twitter.

The execution of a large-scale operation of the type under discussion requires hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of US agents. US personnel and the law, as well as weeks of information gathering and planning to verify the addresses and locations of the persons selected for arrest.

The president's assertion that ICE would be deporting "millions" also did not agree with the reality of the budget and the personal challenges of the agency. ICE arrests in the United States have been declining in recent months, as many agents are busy managing the emerging registry of migrant families on the southern border with Mexico.

The family arrest plan has been considered even more than a typical operation because they are involved, and homeland security officials will have great concerns that families will inadvertently separate from the operation, especially since the parents have some deportation orders but your children, some of whom are citizens of the United States, may not be. You should be deported without your children because they are at school, daycare, summer camp or at a friend's house, it is possible that parents may be deported while their children are left behind.

Supporters of the plan, including Miller, Morgan, and ICE deputy director Matthew Albence, have argued energetically that a highly publicized and dramatic operation of this kind will send a message to families who defy deportation orders and could act as a deterrent.

According to National Security officials, almost all unauthorized migrants who arrived in the United States in 2017 in family groups are still present in the country. Some of these families are awaiting the adjudication of asylum applications, but administration officials say that to increase the number, they are leaving.