Trump Announces ICE will Begin Deporting 'Millions of Illegal Aliens' Next Week
President reveals plan for major immigration crackdown by removing illegal immigrants
President Donald Trump has announced a major immigration crackdown, revealing plans for ICE to begin deporting "millions of illegal aliens" next week.
President Trump made the announcement late on Monday night, declaring that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin the process of removing illegal immigrants who are unlawfully present in the United States.
"Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump said in a statement on Twitter.
"They will be removed as fast as they come in.
"Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our Southern Border.
"Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement.
"The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress," Trump continued.
"They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum!
"If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!"
....long before they get to our Southern Border. Guatemala is getting ready to sign a Safe-Third Agreement. The only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Trump's announcement follows a major deal his administration reached with Mexico two weeks ago.
The Mexican Government agreed to stop the flow of illegal immigrants headed to the US Southern Border.
In return, the Trump Administration canceled massive tariffs it was preparing to implement against Mexico.
In a seperate announcement on Monday, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus revealed that the administration is canceling future economic aid to the Northern Triangle, which is comprised of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
.@statedeptspox provides an update on U.S. foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle countries of #ElSalvador, #Guatemala, and #Honduras. pic.twitter.com/fKh0HuOhUK— Department of State (@StateDept) June 17, 2019
"We will not provide new funds for programs in those countries until we are satisfied the Northern Triangle governments are taking concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the U.S. border," Ortagus said.
"Working with Congress, we will reprogram those funds to other priorities as appropriate."