Trump immigration raids soon. President Trump announced this week that immigration raids will come soon. “They’ll be starting fairly soon, but I don’t call them raids, we’re removing people, all of these people who have come in over the years illegally,” he told reporters at the White House on Friday, referring to the immigration raids.
Trump has made similar statements before last month. He had announced — before backtracking on the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — that his Administration was going to start deporting illegal immigrants by the millions through massive raids.
“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. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people,” Trump had twitted.
Last April, the acting director of ICE, Ronald Vitiello, and the secretary of National Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, were dismissed from their positions after raising doubts to implement the plan that would expel and detain thousands of immigrants.
Both members of the Administration expressed their concerns about the effectiveness of the program, the preparation of border agents to carry it out and the risk of creating public outrage by offering images of children in police custody and without their parents.
On Twitter, Trump accuses the Democrats of being the only ones who are not doing nothing to solve this crisis. “You must vote now to get rid of the legal vacuum and fix the asylum! If so, the border crisis ends quickly!” He wrote in his usual boastful style. The Democrats are “the only ones who will not do anything,” the Republican stressed.
The White House announced last month its intention to divert permanently to other items a total of 550 million dollars that were intended for aid to Central American countries.
It is estimated that there are a total of 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, mainly from Mexico and Central America. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants have arrived in the United States in recent months in an unprecedented flow in the last decade and, according to calculations of the Trump Government, will reach one million people this fiscal year.
The United States had taken into custody more than 132,000 migrants in May at its southern border, 30% more than in April and the highest figure registered in a single month since 2006.