Immigration and healthcare have both been hot topics nationally, but a new poll shows that Americans may be more concerned about immigration than they are about healthcare. Immigration is now more important than healthcare with more Americans willing to focus on this issue in the United States. This news comes out as 42 percent of Americans will rather vote on issues on immigration than the 38 percent who want to still focus on healthcare.1
On a Monday morning, July 1, 2019, President Donald Trump announced once again that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will start the delayed immigration raid again after July 4, 2019.
A Delayed Raid
Undocumented immigrants will once again be the subject of the latest news across the nation and are facing deportation. During a news conference, Trump made an announcement at the G-20 summit in Japan that the raid was still the plan despite Congress being in recess. ICE was meant to start rounding up about 2,000 people two weeks ago in 10 major cities including, Miami, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Chicago.
Since first starting his run for president, Trump has made the topic of immigration one of his key platforms. Now as he launches his reelection campaign in Florida, Trump threatens more deportations. Not surprisingly, he made clear his intentions in another tweet:
“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.” –@realDonaldTrump, 6/17/19
The Supreme Court ruled in March 2019 that ICE can prevent immigrants from getting bond because of past crimes that are years old, even if they were previously released from criminal custody.
The Nielsen v. Preap decision upheld part of the Immigration and Nationality Act with a 5 to 4 split along party lines. Previously, the decision was left to the states, but now with this ruling, the decision is under federal jurisdiction. Most of the states already followed this rule, but now the remaining states that make up the Ninth Circuit will have to follow suit. The Ninth Circuit includes Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and even California.
Brothers William and Roberto Isaias from Ecuador were arrested in Miami by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on February 13 this year. After being detained, the two were pending deportation. In immigration court, U.S. Judge Kathleen William ruled that the two brothers were unlawfully detained, and they were granted bail two days later.