According to several Friday reports, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is set to being rounding up illegal aliens in 10 cities on Sunday morning.
CNN reported the story citing a “senior immigration official.”
Monday President Donald J. Trump Tweeted that ICE would begin removing illegal aliens from the United States, while his base waits anxiously for action on border security. Families who have already gone through legal proceedings and have been not been granted status to remain in the United States will reportedly be arrested and deported first.
“Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he said.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Trump also praised Mexico, which buckled after a threat of tariffs from the Trump administration, and vowed to crack down on the influx of illegal aliens from Central America making their way through Mexico and into the United States.
Acting head of ICE Mark Morgan, a former head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under president Barack H. Obama, echoed Trump’s sentiments in a Wednesday statement.
“If you’re here illegally, then you should be removed,” he reportedly said. “And in this case, that includes families.”
Morgan has long been a supporter of Trump’s border security plan.
Big League Politics reported:
Mark Morgan has been outspokenly pro-wall, and during the January budget showdown over border wall funding, came out in support of Trump’s plan to secure the border.
“I’m here today breaking my silence to tell the American people that the President is correct in what he’s doing,” he said in a January interview. “The wall works, 100 percent, and I’m here today to support his efforts and what he’s doing to get what he needs to improve border security of this great nation.”
Trump, who promised to build a wall to secure the border during his 2016 campaign, has been unable to accomplish that goal, no thanks to the Republicans in Congress who failed to pass border security legislation when they controlled the House and Senate from 2016 to 2018.
In order to campaign on border security in 2020, Trump appears to recognize that he need to show his base some results.
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