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.
What Can We Expect?
“After July 4, a lot of people are going to be brought back out,” Trump told reporters.
The president made this immigration aid announcement in the Oval Office while signing legislation to provide $4.6 billion dollars in funding to address the influx of immigrants from Central America at the southern border. This immigration raid announcement was made after Trump said last month, he was putting a hold on raids and Congress had two weeks to figure out asylum laws.1
Trump’s plan is meant to raid as many families as he can following July 4, stating “We will be removing large numbers of people, we could do it quickly, we could do it in a day, we could do it in an hour.”2
This a threat to many undocumented families. Trump has made it clear in the past what the nation can expect; this is a warning to all that the ICE raids are coming. Immigration activists are trying to call off the raids and asked the Trump administration to stop them from happening.
The ICE director Mark Morgan said many undocumented families are failing to turn themselves in, saying “we have no choice.”3
Although this is a troubling time, at US Immigration Bonds & Insurance Services we know the fear and threat our nation is under. If you know someone who has been affected by the immigration raid, we can help guide you through the immigration bond process.