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
Trump Wants Mass Deportations or Reelection?
Trump’s strict immigration policy has long been the cause of many sleepless nights for some immigrants. While the new Trump deportation threat is certainly cause for concern, there are few details on logistics or new policies that are taking effect.
What is most surprising about his tweet is that such announcements about raids are rarely made public beforehand as they can diminish the efficacy of the operations. Essentially, his tweet became a warning to all immigrants, but maybe that is what he wanted. Many call the timing into question and think that this tweet is just a way for Trump to please his political base as he formally begins his reelection campaign. On the 18th of June, as he held a rally in Orlando just one day after sending out his tweet, the Trump deportation threat was reiterated with talk that low-wage immigrants are stealing jobs from American workers.
Since taking office, Trump has called on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do more. While immigrants have long been held in detention centers and required immigration bonds to be released, he has called for more arrests and more deportations. Unfortunately for him, the ICE can only do so much, but Trump threatens to deport “millions” of immigrants with the help of Mexico. His administration believes that help from Mexico on enforcing the border will free up space in U.S. detention centers and allow for more arrests at home.
Who Is At Risk?
According to the administration, this new Trump deportation threat will target recent arrivals to the country who have not made their court appearances, specifically those who have a final order of removal. But this new policy doesn’t end there. One source said that entire families may be at risk as well as people who have been in the country for most of their lives.1
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- National Public Radio – Trump Threatens To Deport ‘Millions,’ As He Kicks Off Campaign For Reelection