July 02, 2019
On Monday, President Donald Trump said that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will increase the deportations of illegal immigrants following July 4.
“After July Fourth a lot of people are going to be brought back out,” Trump said to reporters in the Oval Office after signing a $4.6 billion emergency border spending bill. “So people that come up may be here for a short while, but they’re going to be gone, they’re going back to their countries. They go back home. ICE is going to be apprehending them and bringing them back.”
Back in mid-June, Trump tweeted that ICE would “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into 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. 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…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Days later, he delayed the planned deportations to allow Democrats and Republicans time to negotiate a deal that would make changes to asylum and other immigration laws. He said if a deal is not made, “Deportations start!”
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
The president said on Monday, “They’re all coming out of the country because that’s what we do.”
Trump lauded Mexico for its effort to curb the illegal entering of migrants into the U.S. He has taken this action as a reason not to impose tariffs on the country.
“The Mexicans have done a fantastic job,” said Trump. “It was because of tariffs that they’re doing it, but the point is they’re doing a great job.”
“I’m hearing Guatemala is starting to help a lot,” he added. “I don’t think they were doing what they could do.”
Earlier this year, Trump threatened to cut aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador due to the number of Central Americans coming to the U.S. southern border.
– MK. II