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Trump announces immigration crackdown

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/18/19, 10:48 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Monday that starting next week, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement will begin deporting millions of immigrants who live in the United States illegally. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” the president tweeted, adding that immigrants “will be removed as fast as they come.” He did not offer specifics about how ICE will deport the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

Earlier this month, Mexico reached an agreement with the United States that seeks to cut the flow of migration across the U.S.-Mexico border, avoiding new tariffs on all Mexican imports. Part of the agreement keeps Central American migrants in Mexico while they wait for a decision on U.S. asylum requests.

The Trump administration also announced Monday that the United States will halt new aid to some Central American countries to encourage them to crack down on illegal migration. In March, Trump blocked $615 million in assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said that after a review, previously approved aid will continue. The $432 million from the 2017 budget will pay for health, education, and anti-poverty programs, as well as anti-crime efforts. The United States will withhold $370 million in aid from the 2018 budget. In a tweet, the president said that Guatemala is preparing to sign an agreement to be a safe third country that could receive asylum-seekers from its neighbors.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • John Kloosterman
    Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 02:18 am

    Removing 12 million people.  That's going to go well.  I'm sure there's not going to be some sort of huge mess of an operation where children end up in cages again.  Certainly businesses won't be thrown in disarray by all sorts of workers disappearing. (I mean, they were in California, but eh).  

    A friend of mine is a lawyer who does work with criminal justice.  He met a woman in Canada that he wanted to bring here and marry.  And even he eventually was forced to hire an immigration law specialist to work out how exactly that was even possible.

    But, you know.  Good that we're bringing down the hammer on the hardworking families that can't afford an immigration lawyer.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 05:25 pm

    I bet you've got equal sympathy for hard-working US citizens who have seen their job prospects and wages diminish due to competition from cheap working illegals. 

    Let me pose the problem to you on a smaller scale:  you come down to breakfast one morning and there is a family--people you do not know-- sitting at your table eating groceries from your refrigerator.  Are you not going to get them out of your house and install better locks?