Trump removing illegal immigrants by the millions? That’s exactly what’s going to happen if President Trump’s tweet on immigration is to be believed.
“They will be removed as fast as they come in,” US President Donald Trump said on Monday night, referring to “millions of illegal immigrants entering the United States.”
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin next week to send home immigrants by millions, the president wrote on his Twitter account, without giving more details.
Saluting the work of Mexico, which does not hesitate to use its immigration laws, Donald Trump has again accused Democrats in Congress of “doing nothing”. “They must vote to put an end to these flaws” which, according to the US president, are at the origin of the crisis on the border with Mexico.
Under an agreement reached earlier this month, Mexico City has agreed to take in immigrants going the United States to seek asylum while their petition is being heard by US courts. The agreement also includes the deployment of 6,000 men from its National Guard on the border with Guatemala to regulate illegal immigration.
Monday evening, the US president also said that Guatemala would be “soon ready to sign an agreement on safe third countries.” The idea was raised by Vice President Mike Pence last week. Guatemala, he suggested, could receive asylum seekers from its neighbors on its territory as a “safe third country”.
But the details of such an agreement have not been made public, and Guatemala has not confirmed that discussions of this kind are ongoing.
Guatemala’s ability to protect these refugees — as the Trump administration suggests — while its citizens are among those trying to find refuge in the United States to flee the violence is “simply ridiculous”, responded to the report the Human Rights First organization.
An estimated 12 million immigrants are smuggled into the United States, most of them from Mexico and Central America.
On the Mexican side, if the measures put in place to curb the flow of immigrants to the border prove to be insufficient, the government will consider discussing a safe third country agreement with the United States.