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Trump: US to Deport 'Millions of Illegal Aliens' Beginning Next Week

Trump: US to Deport 'Millions of Illegal Aliens' Beginning Next Week
Migrants returned from the United States to Mexico, are transferred to the facilities of the Mexican National Institute of Migration in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Monday.  (Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 06:49 AM

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will soon begin removing millions of people living in the country illegally.

In a pair of tweets Monday night — the eve of his formal re-election announcement — Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week "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," he wrote.

He also slammed Democrat inaction on the border crisis, writing that the "only ones who won’t do anything are the Democrats in Congress. They must vote to get rid of the loopholes, and fix asylum! If so, Border Crisis will end quickly!"

An administration official said the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the country. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the president's tweets.

It is unusual for law enforcement agencies to announce raids before they take place. Some in Trump's administration believe that decisive shows of force — like mass arrests — can serve as effective deterrents, sending a message to those considering making the journey to the U.S. that it's not worth coming.

Trump has threatened a series of increasingly drastic actions as he has tried to stem the flow of Central American migrants crossing the southern border, which has risen dramatically on his watch. He recently dropped a threat to slap tariffs on Mexico after the country agreed to dispatch its national guard and step-up coordination and enforcement efforts.

A senior Mexican official said Monday that, three weeks ago, about 4,200 migrants were arriving at the U.S. border daily. Now that number has dropped to about 2,600.

Immigration was a central theme of Trump's 2016 campaign and he is expected to hammer it as he tries to fire up his base heading into the 2020 campaign.

Trump will formally launch his re-election bid Tuesday night at a rally in Orlando, Florida — a state that is crucial to his path back to the White House.

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. will soon begin removing millions of people living in the country illegally. In a pair of tweets Monday night - the eve of his formal re-election announcement - Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week...
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