President Trump has staked his first term, for better or for worse, on tackling the subject of illegal immigration to the United States.
The subject is certainly a controversial one, at least in 2019, after the democrats abandoned their previous hopes of reforming our nation’s immigration system for the purpose of “resisting” the agenda of President Trump wholesale. This has led to no shortage in absurd and inflammatory claims by lawmakers, including the offensive idea that the US government is running a series of “concentration camps” for migrants.
Now, President Trump is trying yet another approach that the left will surely chastise him for.
“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 tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he said. He did not offer specifics.
There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America.
Under a deal reached earlier this month, Mexico has agreed to take Central American immigrants seeking asylum in the United States until their cases are heard in U.S. courts.
The move comes as the United States is exerting its international influence in order to encourage Mexico and Guatemala to designate themselves as “safe third” nations, capable of providing asylum for a larger swath of Central American refugees.
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